When TTS was tasked with designing and building material handling equipment for Riga Fertilizer Terminal (RFT), the job was not an ordinary belt conveyor line. The contract was for a sophisticated system of chutes, hoppers, bunkers, supporting structures, flap gates and, of course, belt conveyors, forming the chain with a total length of 1.5km.
??One of the most challenging points was that the terminal must handle five different types of fertilizers with completely different characteristics. Each and every parameter was learned and taken into account in order to deliver versatile equipment system capable of handling different materials. Today, the facility has eight dome-shaped storages, railroad wagon unloading station, and a shiploader. All of these units are connected into one structure, allowing the cargo to travel within the system according to 120 pre- programmed routes.
At almost the same time,TTS was called upon to meet another challenge — the production of equipment for another terminal in Riga port, Riga Bulk Terminal (RBT). The terminal imports cargo from vessels being unloaded by double jib slewing crane to the receiving bunker and then via conveyors system to the railroad wagon loading station. As the entire material handling process must be encapsulated, TTS engineers needed to develop the so-called moving roof to ensure that the jetty conveyor is opened only at the loading point and moves along with a crane.
Thanks to two separate conveying routes, the terminal can handle eight different bulk cargo types, starting from grain and ending with alumina. Besides stationary equipment for handling of fertilizers, TTS also offers mobile conveyor systems which can be easily relocated and adjusted according to actual needs.
Completing bigger and smaller projects for the field of fertilizer transhipment,TTS designers have learned and gained experience on handling different types of fertilizers and other bulk materials, making TTS an expert in mobile and stationary handling solutions.