Tenova Takraf has delivered a continuous ship-unloader (CSU) to the Port of Pecem in Brazil for handling iron ore. The major turnkey contract was awarded by Secretaria Da Infraestrutura (SEINFRA) - Governo Do Estado Do Ceará in March 2014.
The CSU has a nominal capacity of 2,400 tph, and is able to unload vessels up to 125,000 dwt. It is equipped with a bucket-chain elevator approximately 35m in height and with a slewing/ lifting boom, which includes the transfer conveyor, for a total length of 42m. The discharge on the conveyor jetty is via a vibrating feeder, a solution that has proved highly successful on other machines, and which offers a number of advantages, according to Takraf. Some of these advantages include being more compact and hence reducing the height of the machine; an important factor to consider given that the jetty conveyors are more elevated than usual.