KENYA PORT AUTHORITY EMBARK ON PORT IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE
KPA set to initiate four new SAMSON Eco Hoppers that will help Kenya’s Port of Mombasa.
Kenya port Authority (KPA) has embark on a project that will see four new SAMSON Eco Hoppers been use on the port. This equipment will help in the discharge of dry bulk materials at Kenya’s Port of Mombasa.
The aim is to improve port facilities as well as minimising environmental impact of bulking handling operation. It will also help transform the Port of Mombasa into a ‘green’ facility. This is part of a new regulations from global maritime authorities.
Kenya Port Authority (KPA), in conjunction with TradeMark East Africa (MEA) is initiating the project. The aim is to also create a modern regional hub to support growing trade in the area. It will also at the same time protecting important natural resources.
Ken Mouritzen, managing director, BLTWORLD said “These SAMSON Eco Hoppers, can withstand tough conditions. He also they are the first dust filtration import hoppers to be provided with ATEX certification.”
These Hoppers are design to to handle the characteristics and flow properties of bulk materials, including cement clinker, coal and gypsum. It will also provide dust and spillage-free unloading through a dust control system that minimises the escape of dust during the grab discharge cycle.
The hoppers are fully mobile and has an upper and lower section, separated by a dust retention feature, the ‘Flex-Flap’. The Flex-Flap feature reduces the volume of exhausted air necessary to control fugitive dust. It also requires the use of small, compact filters rather than a large de-dusting system.
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