Vacuum Alumina Unloader for Port of Everettby Curtis O. Hecla, Port of Everett, Everett, United States,
Abstract: The Port of Everett is in the process of rebuilding and expanding its marine cargo facilities. Much of the Port's waterfront land and facilities were lost to the U.S. Navy Carrier Homeport construction and the Port of Everett has been striving to obtain maximum utilization from the remaining available deepwater sites. The diversity of need precluded construction of single-purpose berthing facilities. Existing at the Port of Everett is a 25-year-old bucket unloading system which dominates the major portion of a 214 meter finger pier. The finger pier is approaching the end of its useful life and the bucket unloader has been severely restricted in its production capacity by our attempt to conform to the current air-quality standards. The Port of Everett solicited invitations to design and build a rubber-tired, self-propelled vacuum-type alumina unloader, with potential capacity to unload cement. This system has been designed and manufactured by a Seattle, Washington company and is undergoing testing at this time.
Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Construction sites | Piers | Facility expansion | Air quality | Freight terminals | Lifeline systems | Washington | North America | United States | Seattle
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