OVET B.V. offers a wide range of stevedoring services in the Netherlands. It can handle commodities including: coal, coke, petcoke, ores, minerals and scrap. The main activities of OVET are lightening, discharging, storing and distribution and screening of solid fuels, ores, other bulk cargoes and scrap.
OVET operates at two deepwater terminals with all hardened and paved stockyards:Terneuzen (Panamax) with a capacity of 160,000m2 – 600,000 tonnes; and Vlissingen (Capesize) with a capacity of 315,000m2 – 2,000,000 tonnes
Using four floating cranes (3 x 25 tonnes and 1 x 36 tonnes lifting capacity) with a total capacity of 80,000 tonnes per day, OVET also has the flexibility to operate at anchorages both in Terneuzen and in Vlissingen. The draught in Terneuzen is set to 12.50 metres freshwater, making the terminal suitable for Panamax vessels. In Vlissingen, the draught is 16.50 metres saltwater. Vlissingen has two Capesize berthing facilities plus one Panamax berth.
Terneuzen and Flushing offer excellent connections (inland waterways, rail and road) to the European hinterland and UK, Ireland and Scandinavia as well.
The terminal in Vlissingen disposes of a mobile ‘Multidocker’ quay crane which can handle sea vessels, coasters and barges.
The river Westerscheldt (which ends up into the North Sea) disposes of two anchorages,Terneuzen Roads andVlissingen Everingen.Terneuzen Roads is suitable for the lightering up to Panamax vessels and Vlissingen Everingen is accessible to Capesize vessels.
At the Vlissingen terminal OVET operates a warehouse of 6,000m2 for the covered storage of all kinds of dry bulk products. The warehouse contains six separate cells and each cell measures 7,500m2 and can be fully ventilated.
The philosophy of OVET is Quality and Flexibility. To ensure its quality, OVET is certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GMP+ and AEO.
OVET Holding holds 50% of the shares of OBA, the bulk stevedore ofAmsterdam,whichmeansmoreserviceand flexibility for the customers of both OVET and OBA. OVET itself is owned by Oxbow for 50.1% and HES International for 49.9%.
Affiliated to OVET is the Shipping Agency OVET Shipping which offers a reliable 24-hour service throughout the River Scheldt area. This guarantees an efficient and effective handling of customers’ vessels.
Another affiliate of OVET is OVET Screening, a company which is specialized in screening, crushing and blending activities. At both terminals OVET operates (mobile) screening and crushing installations. The Vlissingen terminal owns two mobile screening installations (Lywell). With these machines OVET is able to screen dry bulk material up to five sizes with a maximum input capacity of 400tph (metric tonnes per hour).
Because of its flexible layout and mobile equipment OVET is capable of making 100% homogeneous blends. By means of mobile stackers and conveyor belts, weight determination, etc. the blending operation is executed with the greatest care. Since 2014, OVET has had a new grinding installation to grind or pulverize wet/sticky material, also known as schlamm. After pulverizing the product can be blended with ‘dry’ material.
At the end of 2014, a new coal washing plant was constructed at the Flushing terminal. OVET’s customer operates and runs the plant.