JSC “Vostochny Port” has replenished its fleet of vacuum cleaners
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JSC “Vostochny Port”, the largest Russian specialized port with hi-tech coal transshipment and a member of the coal port holding “Managing Port Company, LLC” has purchased two modern vacuum trucks as part of the integrated environmental program.
The new machinery - that value amounts to 116.7 million rubles - will clean berths, coal pile areas, as well as the car dumper building and service lanes of the coal terminal.
The advanced machines are distinguished by the high vacuum performance and can collect not only dust, but wet soil and even small stones as well. The operational conditions allow for the year-round use of the machines, including subzero temperature season.
Each truck has a 12 cubic meters container for the collected material, the cleaning width is about 2.5 m, and the 40 m long hoses can clean hard-to-reach areas.
Centurion LN 1012 are the Volvo truck-bed-mounted vacuum cleaners manufactured in Sweden and delivered by the Russian company EROST Group.
The machinery was purchased to supplement the existing dust suppression equipment, namely, five snow generators, a coal warehouse sprinkling system, as well as air treatment and aspiration systems, and “dry mist” systems.
JSC “Vostochny Port” and “Managing Port Company, LLC” are implementing an integrated environmental program for the transition to enclosed coal transshipment technology under the agreement made with the Russian Ministry of Transport, Rosprirodnadzor, Rosmorport and the Administration of Primorsky Region in May 2018 at St.-Petersburg International Economic Forum. The port holding investments in the program shall exceed 1.4 billion rubles.
The environmental protection measures include the retrofitting and installation of additional high-tech dust collection and suppression equipment, including construction of wind- and dustproof enclosures. The company’s own accredited laboratory will continue regular environment monitoring to control the atmospheric air, industrial waters and waters of Vrangel Bay.
JSC “Vostochny Port” is the first coal port in the Far East that obtained a certificate of compliance with ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental Management System: Requirements and Application Guide.”
Within the period from 2012 until 2017, “Managing Port Company, LLC” and JSC “Vostochny Port” invested 1.2 billion rubles in the retrofitting of the equipment, treatment plants and wind shields, the replenishment of marine bio resources and ecological campaigns.