Port of Quebec Terminal Upgrade

 

New shiploader

New shiploader

Seabulk provided a complete design, build and finance solution for the upgrading of the Beauport Flats terminal at the Port of Quebec in Quebec City.

The original terminal used gantry cranes to unload vessels, a stacker to stockpile material, front end loaders to reclaim material and a shiploader to fill outgoing vessels. The equipment was approximately 20 years old. The original design of the equipment was 2 500 tonnes / hour of iron ore and 1 000 tonnes / hour of coke on a 1 220 mm wide conveyor.

The owner did not want to build new civil works for the shiploader and stacker reclaimer so the new equipment was designed to meet the original design loads.  Also, the owner wanted to minimise downtime of the terminal.  The removal of the old equipment and installation of the new equipment was done during the ports winter slow down when ice limits vessels ability to reach the berths.

Seabulk's upgraded deign was for a peak capacity of 4 200 tonnes / hour of iron ore and 2 100 tonnes / hour of coke on a 1 500 mm wide conveyor. The rated capacity of the system was 3 500 tonnes / hour of iron ore and 1 200 tonnes / hour of coke. The stacker was replaced by a larger bucket wheel stacker reclaimer to reduce front end loader reclaim to final clean up. The new shiploader was also much larger with the ability to load cape size ocean going vessels as well as Great Lake going vessels.

New stacker reclaimer

New stacker reclaimer

The shiploader and stacker reclaimer were built in China.  They were delivered fully assembled on a heavy lift vessel.  The equipment was offloaded directly onto their tracks.

Transfer towers

Transfer towers

The conveyor system was fabricated in southern Quebec and delivered to site by truck.

Transfer tower

Transfer tower

 

Stacker reclaimer digging iron ore

Stacker reclaimer digging iron ore

 

Material on belt under stacker reclaimer

Material on belt under stacker reclaimer

 

Shiploader tripper

Shiploader tripper

 

Shiploader discharging iron ore into vessel

Shiploader discharging iron ore into vessel

 

Equipment Properties
Shiploader Boom Length 27 m
  Shuttle Travel 19 m
 

Luffing Angle

-13 to +13 degrees
 

Slewing Angle

+- 115 degrees
 

Pivot Height

18 m
  Conveyor Power 260 kW
Stacker Reclaimer Boom Length 38 m
  Luffing Angle -14 to +15 degrees
    +- 120 degrees
 

Pivot Height

9.5 m
  Conveyor Power 200 kW
 

Bucket Wheel Diameter

8 m
  Number of Buckets 9
  Bucket Speed 5 to 8 rpm
  Bucket Wheel Power 200 kW
C01 Conveyor Length 219 m
  Lift 5 m
  Power

298 kW

C02 Conveyor

Length 

92 m
  Lift 9.6 m
  Power 298 kW
C03 Conveyor

Length 

549 m
  Lift 14.5 m
  Power 596 kW
C04 Conveyor

Length 

138 m
  Lift 8.5 m
  Power 298 kW
C05 Conveyor

Length 

234 m
  Lift 11.5 m
  Power 448 kW
C06 Conveyor

Length 

59 m
  Lift 13 m
  Power 320 kW