An important UMEX investment, part of our strategy to further develop our business segments, is the construction of a multifunctional warehouse for operating/ storing bulk fertilizers with a total storage capacity of approximately 66,000 tons, divided into 10 equal compartments, 2 symmetrical rows of 5 compartments on each row. The total investment is 18,000,000 Euros and it will be completed at the end of 2021.
The warehouse will be made of reinforced concrete and will have a completely automated
filling system at the upper part, with a capacity of 600 tons/h, consisting of reversible belt conveyors with trippers, as well as an emptying system with belt conveyors at the bottom. Each of the 10 compartments of the warehouse will have 5x5m access doors. For the total emptying of the warehouse, the front loaders with buckets will be used, which will carry the product to the inlets of the belt conveyors positioned in the two tunnels.
The warehouse will be supplied with bulk cargo directly from the ships moored at berth 44, with a capacity of 600 t/ h using a system consisting of: intake hoppers for bucket cranes, belt conveyors alongside berth 44, bucket elevators and flow counters that are connected to the filling belt conveyors of the warehouse on berth 44.
The cargo can also be loaded in this multifunctional warehouse with the help of mobile belts connected to trucks or trains, also at 600 t/h.
Multiple load fluxes
As for the shipping methods of the stored products, can be performed by different fluxes.
The first flux sends the cargo to the ship loading bin on berth 44 to be loaded on the ship or barge with a crane equipped with grab. This circuit has a capacity of 600 t / h.
A second (symmetrical) flux allows the loading of bulk cargo on the truck or train. It includes a 200t buffer bin, fitted with a flow counter underneath it. Up to the buffer bin, the transport capacity is 600 t/ h, after this segment, the capacity is 200 t/ h.
A third flux transfers bulk cargo to cargo bagging installations. These symmetrical fluxes also pass through the 200 t buffer bins.