Dos Santos International consulting and engineering projects have varied widely from market study and promotional work to detailed engineering and field assistance.  Our decades of expertise have created solutions for our customers, giving them the best answers and resources for cost savings solutions.

Consulting and engineering services are offered for the various industries including:

  • Materials handling systems and equipment
  • Power plant maintenance
  • Steel mill equipment
  • Ports and terminals

All industries may benefit from our discipline-oriented engineering services.  Such services are offered in mechanical and structural engineering: 

  • Technical and economic studies and evaluations
  • Plant modifications and field assistance
  • Upgrade of existing systems
  • Conveyor system layouts
  • New systems

CONSULTING & ENGINEERING PROJECTS

San Miguel Electric Cooperative

NRG Texas

Xcel Energy

Cogen Power Plant

Sabic Power Plant 

NRG Energy 

Tennessee Valley Authority 

NRG Energy 

Savannah Electric – Plant Kraft, Port Wentworth, GA USA – Engineering, upgrade hoisting system at coal stacker, consulting services, analyze and redesign hoisting system.   

Georgia Power – Plant Bowen, Euharlee, GA USA – Detail rigging scheme, removal of existing, installation of new, hot reheat piping. 

Georgia Power – Plant Bowen – Euharlee, GA USA – Design of pipe bracing system for cold pull.

Plains Electric – Escalante Station – Prewitt, NM USA – Design platforms for access to rigging and for inspection and maintenance at new, hot reheat piping changeout.

Gulf Power – Plant Crist – Pensacola, FL USA – Design and member sizing of staging structure to change out boiler panels, structural calculations, connection details and drawings.   

Georgia Power – Plant Scherer – Juliette, GA USA – Design and estimating of monorail structure to change out hot air ductwork.  

Indianapolis Power and Light – Harding Street Station – Indianapolis, IN USA – Engineering services to upgrade conveyors to 1000 STPH, complete engineering record, design of new actuator at deflector and design of top cord bracing.  

CINERGY CG&E – John C. Beckjord Station – Cincinatti, OH USA – Engineering and field services of WEBA high tech transfers and drives upgrade at conveyors.    

University of Illinois – Abbott Power Plant – Champaign, IL USA – Inspection of the coal receiving system with emphasis on structural condition and safety at two conveyor gallery trusses. Analysis, repair and upgrade recommendation in report. 

Ameran Electric – La Cygne Power Plant – La Cygne, KS USA – Design new head frames at 42″ belt with conveyors.

Dynegy Power – Dynegy Vermilion Power Plant – Danville, IL USA – Engineering for new crusher system, chute work and tramp iron magnet system at head end of conveyor.

Florida Power – Plant Bartow – St Petersburg, FL USA – Design, calculations, details, track structure to support removing old replacing with new heat exchangers. 

Anhaeuser-Busch Power – St Louis, MO USA – Engineering support to modify transfer and crusher from conveyor to Pek conveyor including rotate lower chute and crusher 180 degrees, modify lower chute, replace flop gate with scalping grizzly. 

Progress Energy – Anclote Plant – Tarpon Springs, FL USA – Design, calculations, detail structure and method for moving heaters.  

Georgia Power – Branch Plant – Milledgeville, GA USA – Design, calculations, detail structure and method for moving and installing heaters.

Florida Power – Panama City, FL USA – Design, calculations, details timber cribbing at condenser.

Georgia Power – Plant Wansley – Carrolton, GA – Pad eyes

Ameren Energy – AECI Power Plant – New Madrid, MO USA – Engineering of two conveyors head end upgrade, drives and monorail and provide two head pulleys, 2 snub pulleys, shafts and pillow blocks.  

Ameren Energy – Duck Creek Power Station – Canton, IL USA – Engineering of transfer conveyor and new loading chute, silo transfer conveyor.

Midwest Energy – Chicago, IL USA – Field advisory services, inspection of high angle conveyor, belt training assistance, report and recommendations.

University of Illinois – Abbott Power Plant – Champaign, IL USA – Conceptual development of new coal receiving, storage and handling facility.  Technical and economic feasibility study.

PacifiCorp – Jim Bridger Power Plant – Rock Springs, WY USA – Engineering and field assistance, revise dance floor design for new scaffolding layout and loads and then back to the classic industrial design.  Revised handling monorails.  

Southern Electric Power – Pirkey Plant – Hallsville, TX USA – Engineering and field assistance, calculations and design for rigging, monorails, staging associate with boiler rebuild.

Mid-American Energy – Hunter Plant – Castle Dale, UT USA – Engineering and field assistance, design of monorails and miscellaneous lifting and leveling tools.

SWEPCO/Cleco Power – Dolet Hills Power Plant, Mansfield, LA USA – Engineering, field assistance, design of tugger reeving and monorail.

Brame Energy – Rodemacher Power Plant – Alexandria, LA USA – Engineering, field assistance, design of monorail.

TransAlta and Heartland Generation – Sheerness Plant – Alberta, Canada – Engineering, conveyor analysis, structural evaluation and design and new crushing systems.

Tennessee Valley Authority – Shawnee Fossil Plant – Paducah, KY USA – Engineering support, upgrade hopper under rail car dumper and modifications of access platform. 

Tennessee Valley Authority – Paradise Fossil Plant – Drakesboro, KY USA – Engineering support, upgrade hopper under rail car dumper.

Eielson Air Force Base – Eielson, AK USA – Review of high angle conveyor and training to ensure proper operation of system.

NRG Energy – W.A. Parish Power Plant – Thompsons, TX USA – Engineering and field assistance of monorail, analysis and procedure to repair corrosion at stack duct. 

Entergy – Gerald Andrus Power Plant – Greenville, MS USA – Engineering and field advisory assistance, four heavy monorails to remove/replace flue and ducting, stability bracing at building’s opened access panels.

NRG Energy – W.A. Parish Power Plant – Thompsons, TX USA – Engineering support, design of lifeline system at rail car dumper building.

NRG Energy – W.A. Parish Power Plant – Thompsons, TX USA – Engineering and field advisory, Xcel Harrington monorail rigging plan, hangers spacing. 

Savannah Electric/Georgia Power – Plant McIntosh – Savannah, GA USA – Engineering support for the removal and replacement of heat recovery steam generator modules.

Berkshire Power Plant – Tenaska Plant – Agawam, MA USA – Engineering support for the removal and replacement of heat recovery steam generator modules. 

LS Power – NAES Sandy Creek Power – Waco, TX USA – Engineering and field advisory assistance, redesign northside platform for removeable handrail at end side. 

Southern Company – E.B. Harris Electric Generating Plant – Engineering support for the removal and replacement of heat recovery steam generator module. 

Tennessee Valley Authority – Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant – Paducah, KY USA – Engineer support for replacement and upgrade of reclaim hopper and feeders.

San Miguel Electric Cooperative – San Miguel Power Plant – Christine, TX USA – Engineering support for silo evaluation.

Xcel Energy – Maddox Station Power Plant – Hobbs, NM USA – Engineering support for moving heater header.

CPS Energy – VH Braunig Station Power Plant – Elemdorf, TX USA – Engineering support for removal of piping, monorail design. 

Vistra – Duck Creek Station – Peoria, IL USA – Engineering assistance.

Kimberly Clark – Terrace Bay, ON Canada – Expert engineering consulting and inspection of Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor.

Kimberly Clark – Terrace Bay, ON Canada – Engineering, consulting and field advisory services during annual shut down.  

Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill – Kamloops, BC Canada – Inspection and analysis of Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor.  Analyze system for tension and power, radius of curvature constrains, etc.  Developed solutions to upgrade and improve performance.  Developed proposals for customer consideration.   

Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill – Kamloops, BC Canada – Engineering and design of semi-automatic take-up to upgrade Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor.  Include all calculations and detail design drawings, shop detail list and shipping lists. 

Neenah Paper Company – Terrace Bay, ON Canada – Feasibility study to combine two conveyors into one.  Analysis, layout drawings, estimates and report. 

Neenah Paper Company – Terrace Bay, ON Canada – Engineering, consulting and field advisory services and inspection for Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor.

New Page Mill – Engineering and design of DSI Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor to elevate hog fuel. 

Brennand Cimentos – Paraiba, Brazil – Engineering, design and supply of DSI Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor to elevate raw feed.  

CEMEX – Medusa Cement Plant – Clinchfield, GA – Engineering including drawings to upgrade Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor unit into a DSI GPS (Gently Pressed Sandwich) unit and correct the inflection.  

Votorantim – St Mary’s Cement – Charlevoix, MI USA – Inspection of Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor and issue detailed report.

Argos Cement – Newberry, FL USA – Engineering and field advisory services to inspect the Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor, compose site presentation, engineering volume, tension, power, pulleys calculations, press modules design, specifications, inflection zone design and report.  

LaFarge Holcim – Sparrows Point, MD USA – Engineering, design and supply of DSI Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor to elevate natural gypsum.

Metal Recycling Plant

Ash Grove Cement

Ash Gove Cement – Midlothian, TX USA – Access for Sandwich conveyor, sacrificial conveyor for tire chips, layout and bill of materials, engineering to modify baseplates, design of access platform at head end of Sandwich conveyor, inspection of Sandwich conveyor for handling new material (shredded wood).

SNF Coagulants – Andrezieux Boutheon, France – Sandwich Belt conveyor for magnetite.

United Bulk Terminal

Cargo Port

United Bulk Terminal

United Bulk Terminal

Oxbow Sulfur Handling

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Study to improve performance of IHI ship loader boom conveyor.  

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Engineering, improvements to IHI ship loader boom conveyor.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Engineering analysis of trap loader.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Concept and estimation of iron ore transfer terminal. 

Gulf Power – Crist Steam Plant – Pensacola, FL USA – Crusher and chutework. 

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Spillage control and reclaim system.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Improvements to IHI boom conveyor, engineering and field service.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Materials handling system for synfuel project, yard system.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Materials handling system for Synfuel Project Yard system.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Materials handling system for Synfuel Project Plant system.

Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Temporary hopper.

TECO Transport, Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – Field assistance at Krupp stacker reclaimer and conveyor.

TECO Transport, Electro-Coal Transfer – Davant, LA USA – DSI ExConTec analysis of conveyor system.

TECO Transport, TECOBulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Engineering analysis of tractor hoist structure at FMC CBU.

TECO Transport, TECOBulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Engineering and field assistance at FMC CBU, after hoist drop accident.

TECO Shipping – Tampa, FL USA – Inspect self-unloading barge, recommendations to improve.

TECO Transport, TECOBulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Engineering and field assistance, survey and align D-conveyor after Hurricane Katrina.  

Flinders Port – Port of Adelaide, Australia – Engineering of DSI Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor for fully mobile ship loader. 

TECO Transport, TECOBulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Engineering assistance, hopper and support system to receive coal from self-unloading ships.

Rio Tinto – Guinea, Africa – Expert consulting for Simandou Iron Ore pit to port mining project. 

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Consulting and field advisory services at F-Boom after failure of slew platform. 

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Consulting assistance at Krupp stacker reclaimer damaged elevating conveyor at FMC CBU, Dravo barge haul winch.

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Phase 1, redesign, improve transfer at elevating conveyors to Dravo stacker reclaimer.

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Engineering assistance with supply, installation of ZPMC stacker reclaimer at D yard.  

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Auto hydraulic take-up for IHI ship loader.

Phillips 66 Wood River – Roxana, IL USA – Investigation of feeder system concerns, primarily related to take-up system.  Full conveyor analysis to reveal any existing issues and development of concepts to solve head drive pulley slip problems.  Analysis of feeder tensions.

United Bulk Terminals – Davant, LA USA – Engineering support for terminal expansion project. 

DongYang P&F Ltd – Seoul, Korea – ExConTec calculation outputs, bill of materials, pulley shaft sizing and technical data for pipe conveyor in Blue Dolphin project. 

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Drip pan and shuttling, telescoping chute below conveyor at FMC CBU deck truss.

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Raising conveyor head end.

United Bulk Terminal – Davant, LA USA – Magnetic separator supports for conveyor to Sandwich Belt transfer, added access and miscellaneous work. 

Associated Terminals – Convent, LA USA – Inspection of floating grain terminal.

Alabama State Docks – Mobile, AL USA – Engineering and field advisory services at conveyor.

Cooper Consolidated Terminals – New Orleans, LA USA – Sandwich Belt high angle conveyor for floating grain terminal. 

We are licensed in the following states.  If you don’t see your state, give us a call.  We would be happy to have a reason to be licensed in your state!