Industrial Accessories Company (IAC), NRG's EPC contractor for the project, has a long history of successfully partnering with Superior Industries on several frac sand projects.
"During North America's fracking boom in the 2010s, Superior quickly became the preferred manufacturer of conveyors for unloading, transferring and stockpiling frac sand," says Roland Duer, the conveyor manufacturer's manager of business development throughout Latin America.
"Those customers appreciate high-quality products, dedicated aftermarket support and our uniquely integrated manufacturing, which uses our very own idlers, pulleys and accessories in addition to the conveyor structure we design and build."
Currently, more than 750-meters of conveyors are en route to NRG's new frac sand plant. Highlights include a 56-meter TeleStacker Conveyor.
These automated radial telescopic stacking conveyors are capable of building extreme volume stockpiles over 302,000 tonnes. Additionally, NRG will utilise a pair of portable RazerTail Truck Unloaders to transfer frac sand from trucks. Other conveyors will be installed throughout the dry plant creating a quiet, environmentally-friendly material handling operation.
"Having Superior as a supplier is a clear example of the importance for NRG to incorporate good technologies and best practices that take care of the environment and, at the same time, offer solutions to the customers," said César Güercio, CEO of NRG Argentina S.A.
Superior says it is proud its conveying equipment will be an active participant in Argentina's effort to achieve energy independence.