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Bedeschi provides TGN Port with new pipe conveyor

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Dry Bulk,

EMPRESA CONSTUCTORA BELFI S.A. has chosen Bedeschi S.p.a. for its new project in Terminal Graneles del Norte (TGN Port). TGN Port is located in Mejillones Bay at the heart of Chile’s mining region. It has a strategic location, close to the most important copper district in the world, which contains world famous mineral deposits. The project includes the full automated handling equipment for receiving, storage container staking, transport and shiploading of copper concentrate.

Bedeschi will design and supply the following equipment:

  • Nr. 3 belt feeders designed to receive copper concentrate from rotating containers.
  • An underground conveyor of approximately 400 m length in the storage yard.
  • A pipe conveyor of approximately 950 m to connect the storage yard overland conveyor with a shiploader with a capacity of 1800 tph.

The pipe conveyor was chosen to guarantee the handling of copper concentrate from the storage to the ship without any dispersion of materials in the surrounding area to avoid environmental pollution.

Besides avoiding the spillage and dust emission, the use of a pipe conveyor allows to get rid of several transfer points between straight conveyors. This solution reduces the consumption of energy need to handle the material, not to mention the energy used for the filters and other suppression system to lower dust emission.

zipe conveyors, and several other solutions such as the installation of belt conveyors and trippers in enclosed galleries, the use of gas cleaning and water spray for dust suppression, telescopic or spiral chutes, eco-hoppers, the use of different conveying systems are some of the best implementations that Bedeschi’s R&D department is constantly improving to guarantee environmental safeguard during bulk handling operations.

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