Barge Unloading Facility
Vancouver Island, BC Canada | 1998
All storage tanks stand 90 feet (27 m) tall at the eaves and 90 feet (27 m) in diameter; each can hold 11,023 tons (10,000 tonnes - 367,000 bushels) of wheat or corn. More than 60 percent of the 1,800 tons (1,633 tonnes) of steel is hot-dip galvanized, including catwalks, conveyors, gates, grain probes, tower support systems and valves.
"It was necessary for these parts to be galvanized because of their exposure to salt water and other highly corrosion elements."
It was necessary for these parts to be galvanized because of their exposure to salt water and other highly corrosion elements. Achievement of this phenomenal project involved coordinated efforts among numerous international entities and the fabricators that supplied steel to the galvanizer.
Some of Europe's most fertile farmland is found in a region that includes most of Romania, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. To compete in world grain markets, these nations need a modern grain-handling infrastructure, something that had been largely ignored under Communist rule. Using Yugoslavia-engineered design and North American hot-dip galvanized steel, the Black Sea Export Terminal can compete with the rest of the trading world. Numerous international companies joined forces for one common goal: to build ten, huge grain-handling infrastructures. The project was a great success, and thanks to hot-dip galvanizing, will perform for decades to come.
Water & Marine
Constanta, United States
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