Filter content by area of interest
Handling Equipment/Systems
Ports & Terminals
Transport & Distribution
Materials & Commodities
Storage
Processing
ICT & Telecoms
Civil Engineering
Environment
Safety & Security
Business
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing these articles with our compliments during the launch of our new website. 


register  or  login  to manage your newsletter preferences and to prevent this message from appearing.

RBCT gets US$98M equipment boost

South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) has completed a ZAR1.34B (US$98M) machinery upgrade including new stacker reclaimers and shiploaders.

Linked InTwitterFacebookGoogle Plus

The move is expected to boost productivity and improve vessel turnaround times, and RBCT reiterated its expectation of achieving a record throughput in excess of 77 Mt this year.

 

Africa’s largest coal export terminal began the project to replace its ageing equipment in order to maintain its 91 Mtpa capacity, but the company said that the project has also meant an increase in its efficiency levels.

 

“We are already enjoying several operational efficiencies of the new machines,” said Alan Waller, CEO of RBCT.

 

Two new rail-mounted stacker reclaimers have been installed, each with a capacity to handle 6,000 tph, compared to 4,500 tph for the predecessor machines. The reclaimer coal-carrying arm is also extended from 40m to 60m, meaning less bulldozing is required in the yard.

 

The new shiploader will have 10,000 tph capacity, compared with 8,000 tph for the previous equipment.

 

The project also reconfigured the terminal’s five existing electrical substations and added a new substation.

 

Linked InTwitterFacebookGoogle Plus

Latest News

Gottwald MHC for Multi Service Venice

Port Australia joins sustainability program

Peel Ports/ADM Arkady invest in imports

Doosan DL580-5 boosts quarry productivity

Linked In
Twitter