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John Elder, Ems Tech

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  3. 3. EMS-TECH Inc. is a Canadian company headquartered in Belleville, Ontario, Canada with a Global Reach that covers the World.
  4. 4. Projects Worldwide Office and Project Locations Head Office Ontario Canada Wuxi, China Office The Netherlands Office Wilmington , NC, Office
  5. 5. Our focus at EMS-TECH Inc. is twofold, notably heavy, high capacity, mobile and marine based material handling equipment of the types illustrated in the following two slides.
  6. 6. Neptune Bulk Terminals, VancouverSepetiba Shiploader, Brazil Kaltim Prima Coal, Indonesia Land Side Systems ArcelorMittal Expansion, Quebec Kinder Morgan Shiploader, Vancouver Voisey’s Bay Nickel, Newfoundland Wilmington Bulk Project, North Carolina
  7. 7. Ship Side Systems Johanna Oldendorff Beltnes CSL Argosy Stornes Baie St. Paul Barge Eagle CSL Tacoma
  8. 8. Understanding that self-unloaders were born on the Great Lakes of North America (see the following photos), it might therefore come as no surprise that expertise in this field lies in North America or, more precisely, in our office in Belleville, Canada and our branch office in The Netherlands.
  9. 9. The birth of Self-Unloaders in the Great Lakes of North America Hennepin
  10. 10. The use of self-unloaders has spilled outward from the Great Lakes and these vessels can now be found around the world with concentrations located in the North Sea area as well as along the coasts of Australia.
  11. 11. Self-Unloaders in the North Sea area Beltnes CSL Thames
  12. 12. Self-Unloaders along the coast of Australia CSL Brisbane Iron Chieftain
  13. 13. Derivatives of self-unloaders, so-called transhippers, or transloaders, are employed in many areas of the world, with concentrations found in India, the Far East, Australia and North America.
  14. 14. Transhippers in India Goan Pride Royal Sesa Bulk Java Bulk Borneo
  15. 15. Transhippers in the Far East FOTP Derawan Ore Fabrica Princess ChloeOre Sossego
  16. 16. Transhippers in Australia Spencer Gulf with shuttle barges, Middleback and Barngarla CSL Whyalla
  17. 17. Transhippers in North America CSL Spirit CSL Atlas
  18. 18. This brings us to the CSL Whyalla. The steel plant in Whyalla consumed iron ore from the Middleback Range and coal brought in from Newcastle. Ore from this same range was loaded at Whyalla and transferred to Newcastle for local consumption there.
  19. 19. The CSL Whyalla Story Arrium Limited (formerly OneSteel Limited)
  20. 20. With expansion in China, came opportunities for exporting iron ore. With the introduction of the Spencer Gulf transhipment platform in 2007, export of iron ore reached 6.0 mtpy, increasing to 12 mtpy with the introduction of the CSL Whyalla in 2012.
  21. 21. The Spencer Gulf operation differs from the CSL Whyalla operation in so far as the Spencer Gulf is a fixed transhipment platform that works in junction with two shuttle barges, the Middleback and Barngarla, that are pushed by tug to and from the transhipment station.
  22. 22. Spencer Gulf Fixed Transhipment Platform working with two shuttle barges, the Middleback and Barngarla
  23. 23. The CSL Whyalla, on the other hand, is self- propelled and shuttles to and from the OGV’s on its own power. So what makes the CSL Whyalla an efficient transhipper? Beyond an efficient propulsion plant, mooring arrangement and crew, it comes down to an efficient material handling system.
  24. 24. CSL Whyalla Self-propelled and shuttles on its own power to and from the OGV’s
  25. 25. Designed for discharge of iron ore at a rate of 4200 mtph, the 12,500 dwt CSL Whyalla can off-load in 3 hours thus allowing her to cycle to and from the transhipment station in less than 12 hours. At the heart of the material handling system is the EMS-TECH Feeder Gate, a gate system introduced by EMS-TECH in 2004 on the Jebsens’ vessel ‘Telnes’, now the ‘CSL Elbe’.
  26. 26. The Feeder Gate 1/5th scale prototype CSL Whyalla Feeder Gates
  27. 27. Telnes (now CSL Elbe)
  28. 28. EMS-TECH Feeder Gate
  29. 29. In simplistic terms, the EMS-TECH Feeder Gate is a center split basket gate fitted with shear plates to regulate the cross section of material on the conveyor as it exits the gate system, much like a Belt Feeder. Conveyor belt speed is varied to regulate conveyance rate.
  30. 30. EMS-TECH Feeder Gate Video
  31. 31. With reference to the CSL Whyalla, the system incorporates two tunnel conveyors and gates are aligned over these two tunnel conveyors. One gate is typically opened over each of the two conveyors and the belt speed adjusted to yield a singular rate of 2100 mtph and combined rate of 4200 mtph. A feedback system based upon motor draws, provides accurate instantaneous rate and/or totalizer information.
  32. 32. CSL Whyalla Elevation
  33. 33. The position of the boom midships, combined with its height and motion flexibility, i.e. slewing, luffing and shuttling, are ideal for transhipping as the coverage over the deck of the Capesize vessel is maximized when used in combination with warping of the CSL Whyalla along the length of the Capesize vessel.
  34. 34. CSL Whyalla Transhipping Plan
  35. 35. The CSL Whyalla is but an introduction of what is to come. The transloading shuttle vessel, or TSV, is a proven system and the features required to make it an efficient system are now well understood as a result of the continuing efforts of the CSL team. Future TSV’s are likely to be purpose built, matching performance characteristics and ship particulars, to client requirements.
  36. 36. CSL Transhipment Shuttle Vessel Video
  37. 37. Efficiency, speed and safety will be paramount and these features will drive the designs of the future, together with demands and needs for reduced manning and increased automation. While there will always be a place, and need, for deep water ports and terminals, so too will there be a place and need for transloaders and shuttle vessels.
  38. 38. Richards Bay Coal Terminal
  39. 39. Transloaders & Shuttle Vessels
  40. 40. Both systems can deliver remarkable results when intelligent engineering is applied and EMS-TECH Inc. would be pleased to assist clients with solutions in this regard.
  41. 41. Celebrating over 25 years of engineering excellence! 699 Dundas Street West Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 4Z2 Tel: 613-966-6611 Fax: 613-966-6710 E-Mail: