Bedeschi has been contracted to supply a shiploading system, part of the refurbishment and upgrading of an existing facility operating on the Mississippi River, for Cargill’s Westwego plant in Louisiana.
Bedeschi will engineer, manufacture, install and commission (through its US branch located in Deerfield Beach in Florida) a shuttle type shiploading arm able to load grains and oilseeds at 80 000 bushels/hr (2200 tph) on vessels up to 120 000 DWT.
The equipment will be preassembled in Italy and shipped to New Orleans area into three main parts in order to minimise the downtime during the erection. Bedeschi will perform the project as well as mechanical and electrical works on a turnkey basis. In this project, Bedeschi will actively co-operate with Lanier & Associated, Engineering firm from New Orleans.
This machine features enclosed type belt conveyors and a Vortex type dust free telescopic chute. The overall features are very similar to the three towers shuttle type shiploader successfully installed in 2015 in CMT terminal in Convent, few miles north from this new one.
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