Project Description

  • Project name: Europoort Tradewind
  • Project location: Netherlands
  • Name of client: European Bulk Services (EBS)

  • Period: 2013 – 2015

Description of the project

The project comprises a storage shed (flat store) for the storage of 60,000 m3 agribulk projects including a material handling system consisting of the following elements:

  • a new hopper on existing pier – for receipt of agribulk from barges up to Panamax size bulkcarriers using floating cranes;
  • a new travelling hopper including batch weigher on a new pier – for receipt of agribulk from Panamax size bulk carriers using floating cranes; dispatch to land-based conveying system or directly into barges or coasters using a loading spout attached to the hopper;
  • an intake conveying system with tripper car to distribute the agribulk over the various shed compartments;
  • a wheel loader for reclaiming of the agribulk material from the stockpiles, to be discharged into two hoppers or directly into trucks;
  • an outtake conveying system, connected to a train loading station and waterside pier for loading of barges and coasters.

The material handling system is controlled by a modern PLC/SCADA system and is furthermore equipped with dedusting units and weighing facilities.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Layout design of the facilities;
  • Preparation of technical specifications and contract documents for the material handling systems;
  • Tendering and assistance during contract negotiations;
  • Project leader for the material handling system including checking of design and supervision during construction.
  • Project leader for the civil works, including the new jetty and the new warehouse