SuperTower performing for Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia Ports Authority's new SuperTower Fanless™ Shipunloader

Georgia Ports Authority’s new SuperTower
Fanless™ Shipunloader is discharging
vessels at its Colonel’s Island Terminal.

Blomkest, MN, USA – Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently installed a SuperTower Fanless Shipunloader for operation at its Colonel’s Island Terminal agri-bulk facility at the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, USA. In early February, the first vessel to utilize the SuperTower was discharged.

“We are very pleased to have our new vac system on-line and operational,” stated Charles L. Regini, GPA General Manager, Agri-Bulk and Barge Facilities. “The new system, while further enhancing a multitude of existing efficiencies at the terminal, will now provide port users with unmatchable speed in the discharge, storage and handling of agri-product. The GPA is now more able than ever before to more aggressively compete for additional agri-commodities currently transiting other ports but better suited for our operations.”

SuperTower travels the length of the pier on a mobile gantry. The structure is fitted with a 25-meter boom to accommodate the unloading of a wide array of vessels with ease. The SuperTower’s flexibility provides dual loadout options – it can discharge inside the mobile gantry into trucks or outside the gantry into the GPA’s intake dockside conveying system. The dockside conveying system transfers product to unit trains or directly into facility storage without handling; thereby gaining operational efficiencies and reductions in handling shrink.

The SuperTower features an improved filtration system design that allows the operator easier and safer service access.

The SuperTower’s modular fabricated design minimizes shipping and erection costs. SuperTower was shipped by truck from Christianson’s SuperTower factory in Minnesota to the Port of Brunswick in nine loads.

The Georgia Ports Authority’s Colonel’s Island Terminal is strategically located one hour south of the Port of Savannah on deepwater on the South Brunswick River. The terminal’s agri-bulk facility handles and distributes a vast array of bulk commodities to include bulk grains, processed grains, protein concentrates, feed minerals and other commodities. The agri-complex offers a maximum storage capacity of 1.7 million bushels (59,900 m3) in combined upright silo and covered flat storage as well as numerous acres of outside lay down space.

Twenty-five (25) meter boom being trucked from the Christianson’s SuperTower factory to the Port of Brunswick, Georgia. The SuperTower manufacturing facilities occupy about 7,900 square meters including a 24 meter high building for manufacturing and testing of large ship unloaders.

In order to keep the intake nozzle supplied with grain to keep up with the conveying power of the SuperTower, GPA utilized a large payloader to push grain to the nozzle during cleanup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information on SuperTower® Fanless Shipunloaders, please contact Christianson at +1-320-995-6141 (telephone), +1-320-995-6145 (fax), or info @christianson.com (email). Contact Patricia Reese at +1-912-964-3885 (telephone), +1-912-964-3921 (fax), or preese @gaports.com (email) for more details on Georgia Ports Authority’s Colonel’s Island Terminal and its services.

Contact: Christianson Marketing Department Tel: 1-320-995-6141 Fax: 1-320-995-6145 info@christianson.com

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