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EMO’s conveyor belt system fully operational

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Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf (EMO) B.V., a 100% subsidiary of HES International B.V., has finalised an investment programme for the replacement of an essential part of its conveyor belt system this summer.

Having replaced all three conveyor lines along the 1.5 km 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.

Due to EMO’s experienced project team, this challenging brown-field project has been implemented without any unforeseen business interruptions and within the planned timeline and budget.

This investment is in line with EMO's long-term strategy to continue serving the European iron ore, thermal and metallurgical 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 tonnes of dry bulk products.

Key features include:

  • 3000 t (European) new steel.
  • 168 piles.
  • 18 000 idlers.
  • 102 pulleys.
  • 13 100 m of rubber belt.
  • 9000 wind plates.
  • 75 000 m electrical cable.

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