Today “BREEDVELD & WEAVER” is active in all sectors of industry, from the smallest workshop to the largest factory.

Dry bulk belt conveyor installations

The Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf (EMO) B.V. is the largest dry bulk terminal in Europe and is situated at the Maasvlakte since 1973. It specializes in the unloading and storage of iron ore and coal. These products arrive from all over the world.

Offering direct access to the North Sea at a draught of 23 m EMO handles vessels from Panamax up to the largest dry bulk carriers presently trading. Operating 24 hours a day, 360 days a year, and unloading about 35 mio tons annually, EMO is a vital part of the supply chain of iron ore and coal for the European steel and electricity industries.

Due to an increase in transshipment of iron ore and coal and the potentials of the Betuwelijn, EMO constructed the 6th stacker/reclaimer (Kombi KB6). This new stacker/reclaimer is equipped with a boom length of 60 meters (the older stacker/reclaimers have a boom length of 45 meters). Capacity of the stacker/reclaimer is 4500 t/h reclaiming and 6000 t/h stacking. This expansion in installations increases the annual unloading capacity of EMO from 36 mio tons to 42 mio tons. The storage capacity will grow from 6 mio to 7 mio tons.

In order for the stacker/reclaimer to be fully operational, a large number of other constructions are needed, like a total of 2800 meters conveyor belt with a band width of 1800mm, divided into 7 sections. Some of the hydraulic systems of the belt conveyor and feeding conveyors is supplied by “BREEDVELD & WEAVER”.

The kind of dry bulk makes it necessary to encase the hydraulic units in stainless steel housings, to reduce damage through erosion and oxidation.