Wood Products

CWA has a long and successful history in the wood products industry, specializing in the design of material handling systems, process facilities, and plant infrastructure. We provide project-specific solutions for each facility's unique material handling and processing requirements.

Our team understands the challenges inherent with production and the need to develop practical solutions that minimize the total lifetime cost of ownership and maximize return on investment.

Wood Pelletizing and Fibre Handling

CWA is a leading consultant in chip receiving, reclaiming, unloading, and out-stocking systems. We also excel in process design, mass and energy balance studies, and plant layouts for pellet facilities. Our first-hand knowledge of modern technology and equipment is applied to each project to optimize system configurations and maximize performance.

Solid Wood

Our senior personnel have implemented leading-edge technology in over 50 greenfield or major modernization projects for sawmills and planer mills in western and central Canada and the USA, as well as around the world through joint ventures in countries such as New Zealand, Chile, and Russia.

OSB and Engineered Wood

For OSB and engineered wood plants, we specialize in:

  • Concept development.
  • Facility layouts.
  • Capital budgeting.
  • Structural, mechanical, and fire protection engineering.
  • Detailed equipment design.
  • Specialty machine modifications.

Biomass Cogeneration

CWA has successfully completed wood residue-fired cogeneration projects and studies to generate steam and power throughout North America, providing a cost-efficient supply of steam for mill operations and a sustainable source of energy for power authorities. Our expertise includes gas turbines, static catalytic reactors, and biomass-fueled hot oil energy systems.