The Kronstadt engineering company has supplied a batch of fenders to be installed at the terminals of Vostochny Port.
This port is the largest stevedore company in Russia, specializing in coal transshipment. The fenders are going to be used for refitting the 11th and the 14th terminals of the Universal handling complex, designed to work with different types of bulk and mixed cargo.
Today, the complex is being mostly operated as a facility for coal transshipping by means of clamp shells. The length of the terminals is 190m and 210m respectively. Their operation depth reaches 12.7m, which allows servicing the ships of up to 60'000-ton deadweight capacity.
It is certain that for providing safe and secure servicing of such a big deadweight capacity, one needs top-quality port equipment, and fender systems in particular. The fenders must be made of materials that comply with all the requirements in terms of rigidity and elasticity.
For installation at the terminals of Vostochny Port, the Kronstadt specialists selected the protective elements most suitable for the operation conditions given: cylindrical fenders. Their construction design is not complicated, but remains efficient nevertheless. They can be easily installed at any type of berths and terminals. Thanks to their reaction force and amount of absorbed energy, the cylindrical fenders are the best option to protect heavy-duty vessels.
The refitting of the terminals is part of the infrastructural expansion in Vostochny Port. In 2012, the port started building the third stage of the coal handling complex, which suggests construction of a terminal with a railcar unloading station, two shiploaders, four additional coal storage facilities of about 800'000-ton total capacity. There will also appear several railcar defrosting units and the necessary railway infrastructure as well. The project implies 17ha of land reclamation. By 2020, the annual transshipping of JSC Vostochny Port will be as high as 39mln tons.
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