The Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk, LLC, being the offshore terminal of the East Mining Company Limited, built up the length of conveyor lines up to 3,1 km. Following the results of construction and assembling operations another 2,2 km were added to the previously set up network. Now the expanded conveyor belts system directly connects 6 laydown yards within the port with berthing shiploaders. This decision provides an opportunity to ensure the continuousness of coal feed, and to avoid ship loading downtime.
"The demand for supplementary routing had been arisen due to virtually threefold increase of the port's depot areas", - explains Mr. Yuriy Gvozdikov, the Chief Operating Officer of the Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk, LLC, - "In conjunction with other actions dedicated to capacities expansion it produces to achievement of targeted annually shipment figures being equal to 8 mln tons". Among the initiatives related to further development of the port infrastructure we contemplate the opportunity of construction of another conveyor branch with the length of up to 400 m.
According to the best environment-oriented practices the new conveyor system is equipped with the solution impeding the occurrence of coal dust. Moreover, the conveyor system is equipped with tramp iron catchers. In the points of overturning over the entire conveyor length, the special spray nozzles pulverize water, and the areas of conjunction with muck loaders are equipped with powerful magnetic plants.
The Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk, LLC, being the offshore terminal of the East Mining Company Limited, is the biggest coal terminal in the entire region. For the purposes of terminal capacities dynamic development, the EMCO Ltd. invests in renovation of the port infrastructure, equipment and in development of the mooring fleet. The quantity of coal shipments in 2017 amounted 4,6 mln tons. It is contemplated now to ship 8 mln tons in 2018. Summarizing the results achieved in May 2018, we can observe the record of a month, i.e. 1 mln tons.