• Tailor made solutions for efficient handling of various bulk materials
• Gottwald hoppers meet strict emissions regulations for terminals close to residential areas
Demag Cranes’ subsidiary, Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, has supplied two identical G HMH 750 DS Mobile Harbour Hoppers to the Port of Tyne, Newcastle. Each of the hoppers has a capacity of 750 tonnes per hour and they are being used to unload bulk carriers with cargoes of wood pellets.
The order follows the introduction by cargo handling machinery specialist, Gottwald Port Technology, of various types and sizes of hoppers to its product range. The company has also drawn together its bulk handling activities to create its International Dry Bulk Competence Centre (IDBCC) based in Banbury.
“The two Gottwald hoppers are each designed to handle 750 tonnes of wood pellets per hour”, explained Brian Reeve, Chief Technical Officer at Port of Tyne. “Unloading wood pellets is a very demanding task and we strive to lead the way in developing the best practical means of handling this material, whilst fully meeting all legislative requirements. Gottwald’s hoppers comply with our stringent environmental requirements whilst providing robust and reliable handling.”
Handling bulk materials is a growth market for terminal operators all over the world. Bulk cargoes have their own characteristics, whether coal, fertilisers, biomass or agribulk and these affect the way they have to be handled.
“Among other enhancements, the new Gottwald hoppers are fitted with highly effective dust suppression systems as an economical response to environmental protection legislation at the location”, added Mark Reardon, Head of the IDBCC.
Gottwald G HMH 750 DS hopper
Two Mobile Harbour Hoppers are in use at the Port of Tyne, each with a handling capacity of up to 750 tph. They are equipped with dust suppression systems, different types of which are available as options. The hoppers feature high-quality, robust steel constructions – engineered to ensure reliable operation and maximum availability.
In addition, an environmentally aware power supply and efficient drive technology are incorporated in the design. All the energy required to operate the hopper is generated on-board in an highly efficient diesel-powered generator. Alternatively, power may be supplied without generating additional local exhaust gas emissions by hooking up to the harbour mains.
Highly efficient dust suppression system
The dust suppression system, tailored to suit the demands of the handling task, is not only safe and environmentally aware, it is also economical because it minimises the amount of bulk material lost during handling. To suppress the dust, Gottwald uses a number of different measures designed to complement each other. Besides a complete enclosure and wind protection around the charging opening, which is also fitted with a flex-flap grid, air curtain and extractor systems as well as telescopic chutes for loading trucks minimise dust generation. The telescopic chutes also ensure gentle handling of the bulk material.
Versatile application – flexible unloading
Gottwald hoppers can be specifically configured in a wide range of equipment variants with capacities of up to 2,000 tph for practically all bulk materials. A number of different types are available: mobile on wheels, on rails or fixed. Depending on the terminal requirements, bulk materials handled by Gottwald hoppers are unloaded onto HGVs, goods trains or conveyor belts.
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