Each ThorTowerStacker™ telescopic cable mast conveyor is wirelessly controlled via remote from the ship’s deck. The raise and lower winch system uses a unique hoist control VFD, which smoothly transitions in an elevator motion instead of a jarring start and stop.
The inner truss is equipped with Thor Global’s patent-pending inner conveyor covers, which fold like an accordion as the truss retracts in and out. The outer truss is equipped with Thor Global’s patented outer conveyor covers. A telescopic spout at the head of the conveyor provides controlled placement of the material within each hatch.
The port expects to move 11 million tons of coal per year via this new ship loading facility.