Schnitzer doubling Portland shredder capacity

Dec 14, 2005 | 09:26 AM | Michael Marley

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. has purchased a 7,000-horsepower shredder from Metso Texas Shredder Inc., San Antonio, Texas, and will install it at the company's home yard in Portland, Ore.

The new 122- by 108-inch shredder, which will replace a shredder that has been in place there since the early 1970s, will nearly double the yard's shredding capacity to about 480,000 tons a year, Schnitzer said in a statement Wednesday.

As part of the $14-million upgrade, Schnitzer also will install a new electric substation and 115-kilovolt transmission line, it said. The scrap processor is collaborating with Portland General Electric (PGE), the utility serving its Portland operation, on the installation of the high-efficiency shredder.....

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