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Lignoboost

Client: Metso/Domtar
Location: United States

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Principals

David W. Norman, P.E.

email: dnorman@nhwl.com
President/Senior Structural Engineer

Education

  • BSE, University of South Florida, 1975
  • MSE, University of South Florida, 1975

Registrations and Certifications

  • Florida #19067
  • Georgia #12295
  • Mississippi #7928
  • Arkansas #7305
  • Tennessee #021038
  • Minnesota #25939
  • Florida - Certified Special Inspector on Threshold Projects #0550
  • Missouri #E-27001
  • New Jersey #GE37975

Associations

  • American Institute Reinforced Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Concrete Institute

Summary of Experience

Extensive experience in the installation and structural support of a variety of process equipment including drum filters, screening systems, rotary kilns, and conveying systems. Experience includes steel and concrete structures for storage and dispensing of dry and liquid products. Specialty is overall project coordination, management, and understanding of how all engineering disciplines blend for a complete project starting with the project's general arrangements; continuing through design and construction administration. Managed projects include a $6 million "grassroots" mineral processing facility and a $7.5 million retro-fit/addition project that include filters, kilns, and environmental equipment in a pulp mill.

William Yates Wilkie, P.E.

email: ywilkie@nhwl.com
Vice President/Senior Mechanical Engineer

Education

  • BSME, University of South Florida, 1979

Registrations

  • Florida #41262
  • Georgia #19426
  • Mississippi #12106
  • Wisconsin # 30517
  • British Columbia #N1750
  • Louisiana #26503
  • Minnesota #26024
  • Maine #8757

Associations

  • TAPPI

Summary of Experience

Experience includes system design, component specification, project management and coordination of natural gas facilities throughout the world with a Houston, Texas-based engineering firm. More recent experience includes process piping design and selection of equipment including pumps, compressors, and valves for a variety of pulp mill processes including NCG/BOD gases, lime slurries, white liquor and green liquor. Extensive experience in design/build projects having been responsible for engineering design and construction management for projects.

Joseph Alan Lane, P.E.

email: jlane@nhwl.com
Vice President/Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

Education

  • BSEE, Auburn University, 1982
  • B.S. Physics, Presbyterian College, 1982

Registrations

  • Florida #42632
  • Georgia #19413
  • Mississippi #11367
  • Wisconsin #30487
  • British Columbia, #N1751
  • New Jersey #37642
  • Louisiana #26540

Associations

  • Instrument Society of America
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Summary of Experience

Experience in power generation and distribution in voltage ranges from 230KV through 115KV and 13.8 KV to below 600 volts and considerable experience with control systems, vibration analysis, and environmental equipment was gained while working with Georgia Power Company at steam/electric generating stations. More recent experience includes power distribution and control system design for systems such as vacuum drum filters, centrifuges, clarifiers, pressure disc filters, and sewage collection/treatment facilities. Power distribution designs have included 15KV, 5KV and 6000 volt systems. Motor control has included variable speed drives for up to 500HP at 600 volts. Control system designs have included DCS systems (FoxboroI/A, Honeywell TDC 300, Moore APACS) and PLC based controls. Control system designs include P&IDs, loop sheets, motor elementaries, termination drawings, cable schedules, instrument indexes, and processor and operator interface programming.