HarborRock’s four-phased proposal is designed to produce a detailed, cost effective and streamlined evaluation whether a HarborRock facility could address the needs of your location.
The phases are:
- Phase One – Initial Material Evaluation
- Phase Two – Detailed Design and Project Assessment
- Phase Three – Pilot Study Evaluation
- Phase Four – Proposal to Port
Success is determined by whether or not HarborRock can successfully produce a cost effective and high quality aggregate commodity that meets applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards in masonry blocks, ready-mix concrete, or other construction applications.
The information generated by these tests will be sufficient for HarborRock to design and permit the facility and to secure purchase commitments from aggregate buyers. Additionally, from this information, HarborRock will be able to provide a long-term sediment management proposal to the Port.
Phase One – Initial Material Evaluation:
The Phase One testing is an initial screening of representative samples of your dredged material to determine its mineralogy, characteristics and to evaluate using it in HarborRock’s process. HarborRock will receive and evaluate representative samples of dredged material at its testing facility.
Phase Two – Detailed Design and Project Assessment:
The information obtained in the Phase One testing will validate whether your material is suitable for HarborRock’s process. It may also indicate that some type of amendment must be blended with the dredged material to optimize our process. With this information HarborRock will design a full-scale Pilot Study utilizing a larger quantity of material to replicate HarborRock’s process. This design step will also be used to perform a regulatory analysis of permits and other approvals that will be required to build a HarborRock facility in your location including an analysis of air emissions requirements.
The Phase Two deliverable will be a detailed Pilot Study testing design. The work performed in this phase will be essential in determining whether a HarborRock facility can be built to service the Port’s needs.
Phase Three – Pilot Study Evaluation:
The Pilot Study will mimic full scale operation and will involve processing dredged material in a larger kiln with state of the art air emissions analysis equipment to evaluate all emissions generated and to determine the most appropriate emissions control equipment required for full-scale operation. The equipment used in the laboratory study will be completely scalable to a large-scale commercial production facility.
Phase Four – Proposal to Port:
The information generated from phases one to three will enable HarborRock to provide a long-term sediment management proposal to the Port. Additionally, this information will also be sufficient for HarborRock to design and permit the facility and to secure purchase commitments from aggregate buyers.