Europees Massagoed Overslag BV (EMO), a 100% subsidiary of HES International BV, has finalised an investment programme for the replacement of an essential part of its conveyor belt system. Having replaced all three conveyor lines along the 1.5 km unloading quay in 2016, EMO has now completed the renewal of the conveyor belt system on the west side of the terminal.
The new system comprises eight conveyor lines that are used for dedicated and efficient storage and loading services towards EMO’s stackerreclaimers, barge loaders, train loaders and blending silos.
“Thanks to EMO’s experienced project team, this challenging brownfield project has been implemented without any unforeseen business interruptions and within the planned timeline and budget,” the operator said.
The project involved the total renewal and upgrading of the belt system, which has been functioning since EMO started its operations in 1973. By using state-of-the-art technologies and by designing out inefficiencies, a significant
reduction in labour, maintenance and energy costs will be achieved, the company added.
“This investment is in line with EMO’s long-term strategy to continue serving the European iron ore, thermal and coking coal market, ensuring customer performance, safeguarding health, safety, security and environment standards, as well as EMO terminal’s asset integrity.”
All conveyor belts are now fully operational, and have already transported several millions of tonnes of dry bulk products. “EMO can take full advantage of these new assets, and we are confident that our customers will appreciate these