Redacción Portal by Portuario.cl
Works at Investment UK’s largest grain terminal at Port of Tilbury reaching a milestone with the creation of Ten new giant metal silos.
Work was underway earlier this year after a fire in 2020 damaged part of a concrete silo.
The construction of the ten silos was completed this month at a height of 30 meters, and the total capacity was 20,000 metric tons. Boasting the highest health and safety standards and under construction along with an independent transfer and recovery system, these silos will be back in operation by the 2022 harvest.
The demolition of the damaged concrete silos at the terminal is also now complete and the port will soon appoint a contractor to restore these concrete silos to the original storage capacity for full operation in 2023.
Peter Ward, Commercial Director of the Port of Tilbury, He added that “It is great to see ten newly finished grain silos at the Grain Terminal. The terminal is a major facility in the South East of England and is an essential part of the UK agricultural supply chain for imports and exports”.
Ward stressed that “these new metal silos will be ready for the 2022 harvest and, after the reconstruction of the concrete silos, Terminal One will return to full capacity on site. Although our service has not been interrupted during the reconstruction, We would like to thank our customers for supporting us during this difficult period as we rebuild this facility.”
The Tilbury Grain Terminal has been in operation for over 50 years and is a major facility in the UK South East for grain import and export markets handling over 2 million tonnes of products from around the world.
There has been no disruption to customer service throughout the work as the terminal remains fully open for import and export and upon completion, the terminal will be restored to its full storage capacity of 135,000 metric tonnes and complete multimodal port services. Will continue to benefit from Including river barge transport to central London.
The terminal also operates a monthly coastal shipping service for the milling of Carr from Tilbury to its sister port in Kirkaldy, Scotland.
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