TGN Port – Chile

EMPRESA CONSTUCTORA BELFI S.A. chose Bedeschi S.p.a. for its new project in TGN Port (Terminal Graneles del Norte). TGN Port is located in Mejillones Bay at the heart of Chile’s mining region. It has a strategic location, close to the most important copper district in the world, which contains world famous mineral deposits.

The project includes the full automated handling equipment for receiving, storage container staking, transport and ship loading of copper concentrate and Bedeschi will design and supply the following equipment:

  • Nr. 3 Belt Feeders designed to receive copper concentrate from rotating containers;
  • An underground conveyor of approx. 450m length in the storage yard;
  • A Pipe Conveyor of approx. 940m to connect the storage yard overland conveyor with a Ship Loader 2000 t/h. capacity.

The pipe conveyor was chosen to guarantee the handling of copper concentrate from the storage to the ship without any dispersion of materials in the surrounding area to avoid environmental pollution.