A new triple-enclosed ship loading system for ore handling operations is designed to enable close to zero dust emissions.

Siwertell ship loading system

Siwertell’s ship loading system will handle zinc and lead concentrates at Dublin Port. Credit: Siwertell


Capable of loading ships of up to 10,000 dwt at a continuous rated capacity of 600t/h, the Siwertell-designed system will handle zinc and lead concentrates and be used by Irish mining company Boliden Tara Mines DAC at its new terminal in Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin.

“Boliden required a flexible system capable of handling a variety of cargoes and a wide range of vessel sizes, but with a very strict approach to dust emissions,” explained Peter Göransson, sales manager and senior advisor at Siwertell.

“Our lengthy experience and expertise in bulk material loading was a significant factor in winning this contract, including the fact that no efforts were spared in designing a triple-enclosed loading system that will ensure as close to zero emissions as technologically possible for the operator.”

Contained handling

The new system is well-suited for sticky and hard-to-handle materials and comprises a triple-enclosed belt-type ship loader, with luffing and slewing capabilities, a reversible shuttle-belt conveyor with dual remotely-operated connection points, as well as a triple-enclosed jetty and overland conveyor.

Steel structures for the ship loader will be produced in Far East and equipment will be mainly supplied from Sweden. The overland and jetty conveyor will be produced locally in Ireland with the conveyor equipment supplied from Europe. The system will be erected and commissioned at Dublin Port in partnership with an expert Irish company and is expected to be fully operational by August 2019.


Source: Port Strategy