Glenbrook Nickel Terminal

Glenbrook Nickel Company had built a Receiving Terminal at Coos Bay, Oregon for importation of 1.2 million tons per year of nickel ore (laterite) from New Caledonia. The ore was delivered to the Terminal in handy-size (35 000 dwt) geared bulkers, unloaded into four travelling hoppers at the dock and stockpiled using a reversible shuttle gantry stacker. The ore was then reclaimed using front-end loaders, dried in rotary kiln-driers and loaded into trucks for transportation to the Mine at Riddle, Oregon. Seabulk was involved with all aspects of the design of the Material Handling system for the wet ore. The system required special features to handle ore with 29% inherent moisture operating during the wet winter season in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

Receiving Four 40 ton travelling hoppers with 96 inch belt feeders
Stacking Travelling reversible shuttle gantry stacker 1050 tonnes / hour capacity
Stockpile 70 000 tons of wet nickel ore (laterite @ 29% moisture)
Reclaim Two Cat 980C front-and loaders into 40 ton hopper with 60 inch apron feeder

Initial drawing for study.

Aerial view during construction.

Another aerial view during construction.

Finished stacker discharging material.

Moveable dockside hopper and feeder.

The operating terminal.