NEW LOADING ARMS FOR ATPC WITHOUT SHUTTING DOWN

Antwerp Terminal Process Company (ATPC) is replacing the four loading arms from Jetty 5 with new, state-of-the-art loading arms with vapour return and instrumentation for the safe and automatic unloading of vessels. Jetty 5 is a loading pier in the port of Antwerp that is capable of receiving vessels up to 100 DWT (DeadWeight Tonnage) and with a draught up to 14.5 m.

Facts

Client: Antwerp Terminal Processing Company (ATPC)

Location: Port of Antwerp

Period: 2015 - 2016

The new loading arms are being positioned by Operations in specific time frames so that the Jetty is able to remain operating continuously: a real challenge! The new loading arms, for gas oil and naphtha, were the first to be operational. The other loading arms, for crude oil and bitumen, were fully set up by April 2016 and put into use in May.

In addition, a number of loading arms are also being moved or renewed on the quays of the fourth harbour dock (harbours 279, 281, 283 and 285). The Sweco Belgium team is leading the project in terms of engineering and has provided assistance in the calculation of the foundations of the quay wall. All associated construction permits were also coordinated by Sweco.

Photo: © ATPC