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Bedeschi won a contract in April 2016 to supply a 1,000 tph shiploader to Sönmez Cimento for the first cement plant allowed to be established within the free zones in Turkey, which, thanks to the plant’s proximity to the harbour, will allow vessels to be loaded very quickly.

The shiploader, of slewing, luffing and travelling type, is equipped with a telescopic chute, and will be installed in this cement plant’s port terminal. Bedeschi said the slewing shiploader will perform efficient loading under heavy-duty conditions for vessel up to 55,000 dwt, with a beam up to 32.2m.

The nominal loading capacity of the machine is of 1,000 tph with peak flow rate of 1,100 tph.

The Italian firm said the equipment will fully conform to current environmental legislation with high-tech de-dusting systems, such as filters, installed on board to reduce the dust pollution caused by material flow between subsequent belt conveyors. The plant will also protect its environment-friendly status by using alternative fuels and renewable energy sources.BD - Shiploader - news

Bedeschi said the belt conveyor installed on the shiploader has been designed with particular emphasis on reducing as far as possible the belt speed, the belt inclination and type.

“All these improvements and others have been applied in order to avoid any kind of spillage of conveyed material (clinker and cement) and to reduce dust generation at each belt conveyor transfer point,” said Bedeschi.

“To this end, Bedeschi, thanks to its research and development in green technology, is able to design and produce eco-friendly bulk handling equipment, which incorporate sophisticated dust-control measures, able to reach the highest environmental standards and emissions reduction.”