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thyssenkrupp equips major Russian seaport with material handling system

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thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions supplies a new coal handling system to the State Transport Leasing Co. (STLC) in Russia. The system will be the centerpiece of a new terminal for coal exports in the port of Lavna near Murmansk, on the western shore of Kola Bay. With a planned capacity of 18 million tpy of coal, the terminal will significantly increase the coal handling capacities of the region. It is expected to be fully operational in 2021.

The terminal project will be completed in two phases. First out-shipments are expected to take place in 2020. In the same year, a total of 9 million t of coal will be handled onsite. In 2021, the volume increases to 18 million t. The project will augment regional coal exports and release pressure on existing terminals in the Baltic Sea. It is closely connected with the development of the Murmansk Transport Hub, one of the biggest ongoing infrastructure projects in the Russian North.

thyssenkrupp will supply two ship loaders, stackers, reclaimers, and car dumpers, as well as one combined stacker-reclaimer, several belt conveyors, and auxiliary equipment. The contract includes engineering and procurement, as well as services for site construction and commissioning. Within the project, thyssenkrupp’s partner, the Latvian construction company LNK Industries, is responsible for the design and construction of the conveyor system. In order to keep dust emissions from the handling site at a minimum, all coal transfer points, wagon unloading stations, and shiploaders will be outfitted with dust suppression equipment.

“Together with our partner LNK Industries, we will equip one of the largest ports in Russia with a state-of-the-art port handling facility,” said Torsten Gerlach, CEO of the Mining Technologies business unit at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. “We are pleased to contribute our extensive experience in the planning of such systems. As one of the few full-range suppliers, we can provide our customers with fully integrated solutions that ensure high performance and resource-efficient operation.”

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