First shiploader delivered to Vostochny Port’s Phase 3 (photo)
The first shiploader has been delivered to Phase 3 of Vostochny Port’s coal terminal (Primorsky Territory) today, 25 April 2017, says press center of Vostochny Port JSC (Russia’s largest coal stevedore, part of the holding run by Port Management Company LLC).
The company says it is the first of two shiploaders that will load coal into the holds of bulkers of different capacity.
The shiploader is acquired in the framework of an agreement with Marubeni Corporation (Japan) for the delivery of equipment to the dedicated coal terminal.
Specialists start assembling the shiploader and connecting it to the system of conveyor lines. The equipment is manufactured to the order of Vostochny Port JSC and Port Management Company LLC in compliance with the latest standards and requirements on labour and ecological safety. Maximum performance – 3,800 tons/hour.
The shiploaders intended for Phase 3 are similar to those operating at the company’s coal terminal. Yet they were improved by Japanese manufacturers according to the recommendations of Vostochny Port JSC and Port Management Company LLC.
“Shiploaders for Phase 3 feature technological improvements of the water curtain system for maximum dust suppression during loading. Besides, to ensure safety of the loading operations, the shiploader is integrated into the general system of closed-circuit television and fitted with state-of-the-art color-video cameras with 22-x zoom for day/night shooting,” ─ says Anatoly Lazarev, Managing Director of Vostochny Port JSC.
Vostochny Port JSC (Primorsky Territory) is Russia’s largest publicly available terminal equipped with wagon dumpers, conveyor systems, ship loading equipment and a unique multilevel system of magnetic separation. The terminal exports coal produced by different coal companies of Russia. In 2016 the port handled 23,5 mln t of coal, one fifth of all coal exports via Russian seaports and about 30% of coal transshipment via the ports of Russia’s Far East Basin.
Vostochny Port JSC LLC is implementing an ambitious investment project on construction of the coal terminal’s Phase 3 including the construction of the federal railway infrastructure. New terminal facilities will be put into operation in 2017 allowing for port capacity to reach 39 mln t in 2019. The coal will be delivered from Kuzbass and other coal fields of Russia.
A sole executive body of Vostochny Port JSC is Port Management Company LLC.