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EXPORT PORT AND STORAGE FACILITIES Global Industries partners with Terminales Graneleras Uruguayas on Nueva Palmira port expansion project


erminales Graneleras Uruguayas S.A. (TGU), a major company engaged in the international trade of grains and their by-products both in Uruguay and countries included in the Parana-Paraguay Waterway, recently teamed up with Global Industries, Inc to undertake a major expansion of their Export Port and Storage Facilities in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay. Following extensive discussions and research, the two companies determined that the expansion would include multiple grain storage silos, a new dump hopper reception area as well as new material handling equipment to improve both the capacity and functionality of the Land Area facilities. Additionally, the Port Area portion of the facilities would be significantly upgraded with a new ship loader, portable belt conveyors to receive the grain unloaded from river barges, a 600

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MT/h Bulk Weighting Scale System and additional materials handling equipment to transfer the grain from the barges to either the ship loader or the storage facility, and from the storage facility at the Land Area to the ship loader. Before construction could begin, considerable engineering work was required to accommodate the new equipment and support structures. Global Industries’ technical team in conjunction conducted these engineering studies with BILPA S.A. from Montevideo, Uruguay. As part of their research, the existing installation including the complete main concrete tower for the bucket elevators, the metallic structures, and belt conveyors to the port facility, were meticulously photographed, measured and included in the project drawings. A special 3D design was then prepared, showing all of the floor levels of the concrete tower with the existing and new bucket elevators, the existing bulk weighting scale system and the three new incoming/outgoing enclosed belt conveyors.

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