Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port receive a suite of mobile conveyor trains from EDGE Innovate.
The Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port has taken delivery of several customised mobile conveying systems from EDGE Innovate after an extensive procurement and tendering process. The suite of mobile conveyors supplied by EDGE Innovate allows the Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port to meet the project exacting requirements for using the best available technologies for closed transshipment of bulk cargo.
The Nakhodka Port is one of the largest stevedoring companies in the Far East of Russia, which is connected to all points of the Eurasian continent by rail, assisting in both directions in the flow of goods between Asia and Europe. The port has a daily capacity to unload up to 500 rail wagons containing various cargoes, and in the year ended 31 December 2016 the port handled approximately 10 million tons of cargo.
The major objectives of the Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port Project are to reduce dust contamination, removal of ferrous metals from the cargo and to improve loading efficiencies. EDGE innovate have supplied two conveyor trains systems, one to be utilised at the port’s Coal terminal and the second to go online in the 2nd quarter of 2021 at Nakhodka’s Universal Cargo Terminal. The conveyor trains are designed for closed transportation of bulk cargo from rear to cordon warehouses of the port with a parallel three-stage cleaning system for the removal of ferrous metal inclusions.
EDGE Innovate have supplied multiple mobile conveyor trains with each conveyor train, consisting of two cusotmised EDGE FMS feed stackers, one MTS140 telescopic conveyor and a bespoke EDGE RTS100 track mounted, radial stacker.
The two EDGE FMS mobile feeders are fitted with vibrating live heads, high capacity overband magnets and dust covers. Loaded directly via large wheel shovels, the FMS mobile feed hoppers ensure a controlled flow of material and the delivery of ‘in-spec’ product with the rejection of oversize material. The high powered, height adjustable magnet fitted on the FMS provides the first stage of ferrous metal removal from the coal cargo. A bespoke dust cover on the unit’s discharge conveyor reduces dust contamination. Material is transferred onto an EDGE MTS140 mobile telescopic conveyor which has also been enclosed with steel dust covers and spray bars to further reduce dust contamination.
Boasting an array of design features, the MTS-Series spans a massive 140ft (42m) and encompasses two conveyors, an automated stockpiling control system, variable discharge height and is powered via direct electric. Cargo transferred by the MTS140 telescopic conveyor is feed into a bespoke cascade feed hopper fitted to an EDGE RTS100 tracked mounted, radial stockpiler to further reduce dust creation. The EDGE RTS100 is equipped with an automatic stockpiling program allowing it to create a large radial stockpile and to adjust discharge heights automatically. The third and final clean of the cargo is facilitated by a height adjustable, high power magnet found on the RTS100 conveyor. The total capacity of one conveyor train is 900 tonnes per hour.
With automatic stockpiling capability, the train of EDGE Innovate conveyors allow for the loading/unloading of cargo at the highest efficiency, reducing trucks traffic on the quay and the associated risks form additional moving vehicles. Additionally, the entire complex of conveyors supplied by EDGE Innovate are synchronised, allowing one operator to control all six conveyor units from a single central console.
With over 20 years’ experience of manufacturing mobile conveying technology, EDGE Innovate has developed expert knowledge in the design and installation of bulk material handling systems. Depending on the stockpiling method, loading method, the type of material being transferred, throughput and the requirement of mobility; EDGE Innovate can supply either fixed, mobile, tracked and track radial conveyor formats with various production rates. Ultimately, EDGE’s bulk material handing range of equipment will aid ports to maximise their production capacity, reduce the double handling of cargo, increase operational flexibility and improve operator safety.