Conveyor belt system EMO fully operational

Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf (EMO) B.V. has finalized an investment programme for the replacement of an essential part of their conveyor belt system this summer. Having replaced all three conveyor lines along the 1.5-kilometre-unloading quay in 2016, EMO has now completed the renewal of the conveyor belt system on the West side of the terminal. The new system comprises eight conveyor lines, which are used for dedicated and efficient storage and loading services towards EMO’s Stacker-Reclaimers, Barge Loaders, Train Loaders and Blending Silo’s.

The project involves the total renewal and upgrading of the belt system, which has been functioning since EMO started its operations in 1973. By using state-of-the-art technologies and by designing out inefficiencies, a significant reduction in labour, maintenance and energy costs will be achieved.
This investment is in line with EMO's long-term strategy to continue serving the European iron ore, thermal and coking coal market. Ensuring customer performance, safeguarding Health, Safety, Security and Environment standards as well as EMO terminal's asset integrity.

All conveyor belts are now fully operational and have already transported several millions of tons of dry bulk products. EMO can take full advantage of these new assets and we are confident that our customers will appreciate these improvements too.

Some key figures:
3,000 tons (European) new steel
168 piles
18,000 idlers
102 pulleys
13,100 metres of rubber belt
9,000 wind plates
75,000 metres electrical cable

Published: by Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf (EMO) B.V.