Self-Unloaders and Transshipment Systems
Self-Unloader
Balchen

The MV Balchen is one of five Panamax vessels that has received EMS-Tech's efficient, high performance self-unloading system.

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Transshipper
Alfred Oldendorff

In June 2013, EMS-Tech Inc. received an order to design and supply the self-unloading systems for two transshippers: the ‘Alfred Oldendorff’ and the ‘Antonie Oldendorff’.  Both 94,000 dwt post-panamax vessels were constructed at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard in China.

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Transshipper
FOTP Derawan

The FOTP Derawan transshipping platform is used to transship coal from barges to large ocean going vessels off the coast of Indonesia, in the Sulawesi Sea.

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Self-Unloader
Ambassador

The Ambassador, a Seaway size self-unloader owned and operated by Marbulk Shipping Inc. of Beverly, Massachusetts, entered Gdansk Shipyard in Poland in January 2003. The Ambassador has been a workhorse for Marbulk Shipping since it entered service in 1982. The time had come for a substantial overhaul and EMS-Tech was called in to prepare upgrade plans and refurbishing details.

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Self-Unloader
CSL Acadian

The 'CSL Acadian' is the first of a series of Panamax size new forebody self-unloaders constructed by Shanhaiguan and Chengxi Shipyards for CSL International. EMS-Tech was contracted by these Shipyards to design and supply the self-unloading systems for the vessels.

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Self-Unloader
CSL Assiniboine

When the vessel left PWDD in May 2005, it was a much different vessel. The original forebody was replaced with a new, longer and wider forebody arrangement comprising an entirely different unloading system. The sloped hopper system was replaced with a raised flat double bottom arrangement. The twin tunnel and transfer conveyors were replaced with a single, centrally mounted continuous type tunnel / 'C' Loop elevator.

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Transshipper
Eastern Power

The 5-year charter that the vessel was employed in ended in 2004. As a result, and wanting to expand the roll of the Eastern Power to transhipment capabilities, Marbulk Shipping decided to remove the reclaimer and install four fixed pedestal grab cranes on the vessel which could reach over the starboard side to allow transhipment from Cape Size vessels.

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Self-Unloader
John D. Leitch

Growing maintenance costs associated with the reclaimer, combined with the need for substantial repairs to the forebody, led to the Owner's decision to replace the reclaimer with more traditional manned wheel loaders and replace the previously sloped raised tank top with a flat raised tank top.

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