Two wood-pellet domes completed at Port of Pascagoula

Dome Technology recently completed two domes for biomass manufacturer Enviva at the Port of Pascagoula on the Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi, USA.

The domes will store 45,000 metric tons of sustainably sourced wood pellets and stand 157 feet tall and 175 feet in diameter. Pellets will be delivered to the site by rail, then stored within the domes. Gravity will draw 70 to 75 percent of the stored pellets to the reclaim tunnel, and front-end loader will be utilized to collect the rest as needed. Upon reclaim, pellets will be loaded into ships to be sent to Enviva customers in Asia and Europe.

Repeat collaboration with Enviva began in the spring of 2011 and November 2012, when Dome Technology built two domes for the company at the Port of Chesapeake in Virginia, USA. These domes, which stand 157 feet high and 176 feet in diameter and store 45,000 metric tons of pellets apiece, include systems for continuous monitoring and temperature control.

Five years later Enviva again contracted Dome Technology to build two additional, almost identical domes at the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. This pair of domes stand 170 feet tall, boast a capacity of 45,000 metric tons each, and can withstand hurricane-force winds. The Pascagoula dome has been engineered with the same wind resistance.