Port Infrastructure & Ship Unloading Hoppers

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Port Infrastructure:

Buttimer Engineering provides a range of fixed and mobile port infrastructure for handling and storage of Dry Bulk and Bulk Liquid materials.

Design, manufacture and installation of dry bulk materials handling facilities at ports and cargo logistics hubs has been at the heart of Buttimer Engineering’s core expertise for over four decades. We provide fixed and mobile dry bulk ship loading and unloading, conveying, storage, processing, and out-loading facilities for handling grain, biomass, minerals and other bulk commodities.

Buttimer Engineering also provides portside Bulk Liquid Tanks and Vessels for storage and transfer of liquid cargos such as petroleum derivatives, vegetable oils, and molasses. We provide a full turnkey design and build service including storage vessels, transfer pump skids, catering for ATEX and fire safety regulations.

Coupled with bulk materials handling equipment is Buttimer’s design and fabrication of ancillary port infrastructure, such as steel structures, pedestrian bridges, road gantry signs, seaport passenger boarding bridges.

Solutions Provided:

  • Dry Bulk Terminal Turnkey Delivery
  • Fixed Port Bulk Handling Conveying and Equipment
  • Silos and Flat Storage Solutions
  • Mobile Quayside Bulk Handling Infrastructure
  • Ship Loading and Unloading Equipment
  • Portside Bulk Storage Tanks and Vessels
  • Dust Control, ATEX and Fire Safety
  • Bridges and Access Gantries

Ship Unloading Hoppers:

Buttimer Engineering design and manufacture mobile ship unloading hoppers under our DOCKSOLID® brand, a range of state-of-the-art port equipment developed by Buttimer Engineering over 40 years. DOCKSOLID® dry bulk handling equipment provides efficient ship loading and unloading, whilst incorporating dust suppression systems and innovative features such as patented DOCKSOLID® steering, suspension, and drive systems.

The product offering includes both standard hoppers and customised environmental ship-unloading hoppers (Eco Hoppers), operated in conjunction with a crane and grab, that are robust, reliable, and efficient solutions. Hoppers can be customised to the cargo and port terminal specifications, providing port customer with, reduced environment emissions, considerable port operations efficiency, and significant operational cost savings.

To complement Buttimer Engineering’s activities in our home markets, the full DOCKSOLID® range of equipment is available to customers globally via our sales partner Terex Prostack and is supported globally through the Terex global dealer network. Please contact us and we can connect you to your local Prostack contact.

Solutions Provided:

  • Ship Unloading Hoppers.
  • Eco Hoppers and Dust Suppression Systems
  • Mobile bunkers and Ship Loading Equipment

Buttimer Engineering’s mobile port infrastructure solutions provide flexibility to port operators by facilitating multimodal operations, handling bulk cargos in conjunction with containerised freight.



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