With lengthening queues at traditional US east coast coal export facilities the expanding Wheelabrator-Frye company of New Hampshire has plans to construct three 5.5mta initial capacity coal slurry export terminals in Alabama and North Carolina in co-operation with the State authorities. If design engineering progresses according to plan these deepwater facilities serving carriers possibly to 250,000dwt through single point moorings could be on stream by 1984 having circumvented two of the most difficult problems presently facing would-be US port developers, namely the need for environmental impact statements (EIS) and the need for extensive, capital-intensive dredging. In Rotterdam studies of the slurry handling method for coal imports have proved so encouraging that SHV primarily through the systems engineering division of its harbor transport and transhipment group is to construct a test facility at Maasvlakte adjacent to its part-owned EKOM ore/coal terminal. SHV's interest in slurry developed through its participation in plans for the 25mta Maasvlakte Coal Terminal project and the company expects to have the plant the end of the year. Equipment contracts are soon to be announced.

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  • Authors:
    • Peckham, R
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00330934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM