Project Description

  • Project name: Grain silo inspection
  • Project location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Name of client: European Bulk Services
  • Period: 2012 – 2013

Description of the project

European Bulk Services (EBS) operates a dry bulk terminal for intermediate storage of mineral bulk, agri bulk and biomass products. The terminal has a total annual throughput of approximately 8 million tons and a total land area of 30 hectares.

EBS was seeking to expand their activities on the terminal and acquired 2 million tons additional cargo annually. The  existing civil structures suffered from lack of maintenance. Therefore the structures were assessed, a rehabilitation plan prepared, costs estimated and the risks analyzed. The structures comprise a concrete grain silo, a concrete jetty, steel support structures for conveying systems and pavement.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Technical assessment of grain silo and various other structures.
  • Rehabilitation plan for the various structures.
  • Cost estimate.
  • Risk analysis.

The grain silo inspection was performed by a using a drone, see video below: