In May 2007, Transinvestservice awarded a contract to ThyssenKrupp Fordertechnik to supply a coal handling plant.  The contract included a wagon tippler with side arm charger, a stacker and a shiploader for coal, ore pellets
and ore concentrate.  All the machines were destined for the Coal Terminal TIS, a new coal and ore specialist terminal built in the deep-water basin of port of Yuzhny, near Odessa. In February 2008 a contract for a further stacker was awarded to TKF to add to the handling capacity of the site of estimated total 15–17mt (million tonnes) annual turnover.  The capacities of each item of equipment supplied were chosen to match the terminal’s import and export line throughputs.
The tippler has been designed and rated for the unloading of wagons, each having a gross weight of a maximum of 95 tonnes.  The tippler’s unloading capacity per hour amounts to about 22 wagons.
The slewable stacker which has a conveying capacity of 3,500tph (tonnes per hour) for coal.  A total of 950m3/hour of
ore will be used for stacking the material in a stockpile.  The stacker has been designed for travelling on a rail track with a
stockyard conveyor being installed between the rails.
The shiploader serves the purpose of transporting coal, pellets and iron ore concentrate from the quay belt conveyor
into ships.  The rated loading capacity is 3,500tph.  The mobile shiploader is electrically operated with a shuttling and luffing boom, which is equipped with a loading chute including a trimming device.
Coal coming from the quay belt conveyor is transported via a tripper car onto the telescopic boom belt conveyor,
which distributes the material through a loading chute with trimming device into the holds of sea-going vessels, having a
size of maximum 120,000dwt.
Given that for a prolonged period of time, the client has already had in operation similar machines supplied by
ThyssenKrupp Fordertechnik within its terminal, it decided to take responsibility itself for the erection of the machines
themselves and requested assistance from ThyssenKrupp only for carrying out the commissioning.
The first stacker was delivered in May 2008, and its commissioning was completed
successfully in December 2008.
The wagon tippler, which had also been delivered in May 2008, was put into operation in April 2009.
Meanwhile, the shiploader as well as the second stacker have been already erected and commissioned.
The Coal Terminal TIS recently achieved the best transshipment rates and terminal reached an absolute
record for Ukrainian ports in handling of ore — this in itself illustrates clearly the successful relationship that has developed between TIS and TKF.
ThyssenKrupp Foerdertechnik is looking forward to future chances to develop the handling capacities
of this port.