Demag Cranes supplies bulk handling hoppers to Port of Tyne
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.