Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of Immingham is the leading UK port specializing in the latest facilities and equipment to store and handle biomass.
The team at the state-of-the-art Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT) works closely with customers to offer safe, efficient, and cost-effective handling of cargoes.
IRFT has the latest leading-edge handling and storage solutions and is Europe’s largest biomass handling facility bringing in the bulk energy cargo (wood pellets) to fuel the UK’s leading power plants.
Up to 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets can be discharged and stored in eight silos. The facility can handle 6mt (million tonnes) per year with two dedicated Bruks Siwertell continuous ship-unloaders, and fully automated enclosed conveyor
which transport the biomass to the silos for storage. A reclaim system efficiently delivers high volumes of cargo for onward transit by rail.
A total of £150 million has been invested into facilities and equipment at the terminal to ensure it is at the forefront of technology.
The team at IRFT is focused on the continuous improvement of the operation and is always implementing new ways of working that improve the Health and Safety of all terminal users, and the efficiency and productivity of the terminal’s operations.
ABP can offer tailor-made facilities to meet customers’ needs and solutions through continued investment.
The port, located on the Humber Estuary, can also handle some of the largest vessels in the world at the Humber International Terminal (HIT), which is ABP’s largest terminal. It benefits from excellent road and rail connectivity to the rest of the UK.
The Port of Immingham in the Humber Estuary is one of the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling around 50mt of cargo every year. The deep-water port is a critical link in the supply chain for energy production. Its prime location connects it to Europe and the rest of the world and helps power the nation and helps to cement the Humber as the ‘UK’s Energy Estuary.’