Lamma Island

Upgrade to Lamma unloading facilities

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 October, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 October, 1993, 12:00am


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HONGKONG Electric has installed new ship unloading equipment for the fuel gas desulphurisation plant at its Lamma Island plant.

The system, which became operational recently, comprises an ST-490-F Siwertell shore-based unloader and a Nordstroms screw conveyor system.

The equipment was supplied by Consilium CMH Babcock of Sweden, which supplies a comprehensive range of loading and unloading equipment.

Hongkong Electric's system unloads limestone powder from vessels of 10,000 deadweight tonnes (dwt) at the rate of 350 tonnes an hour.

Key elements in the choice of the system were its dust-free operation and low noise level.

The order was placed by UBE Trading of Japan, which is the main contractor for the lime and gypsum handling at the plant.

CMH is also working on contracts in China, with plans for unloader deliveries to handle fertiliser, phosphate rock and potash.