Bulk

MoorMaster™ automated mooring has been in operation at major bulk terminals in Australia and Europe for more than a decade. The technology improves safety, productivity and reduces the need for infrastructure investment.

MoorMaster™ also contributes to improved efficiency in the oil and gas sector by providing innovative systems that safely moor LNG and tanker vessels, thereby also making loading and offloading operations safer.

Benefits

  • Moor vessels in 30 seconds, detach in 10 seconds
  • Increased throughput due to reduced vessel motion
  • Reduced OPEX, (fuel, tugs, pilots, crew and fender maintenance)
  • Eliminated or reduced need for dangerous rope-handling activities
  • Improved equipment and personnel safety
  • Reduced infrastructure construction requirement
  • Vessel overhang enables long vessels to be moored on short piers, (e.g. Cape size on a Panamax berth)
  • Reduced environmental impact

References

 

Port Hedland, Australia

Iron ore loading
Since 2010
Moorings: Three to four per week
Vessels Up to LOA 295m
Owner: Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA)
Operator: Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA)


Challenge

  • Iron ore port, serviced by dry bulk carriers of up to 135,000 DWT, 295m LOA
  • Port originally designed for Panamax vessels, but wanted to increase capacity by accepting larger Cape Size vessels
  • Operator had critical personnel and vessel safety concerns


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ system installed with specifications to withstand the harsh environmental conditions at the port (current, tide, dust, and +45°C)


Key benefits

  • Increased capacity by accepting larger ships without the need for costly infrastructure investment
  • Completely safe mooring addressing all health and safety concerns
  • Resources freed up as less staff is tied up in mooring


“Cavotec MoorMaster™ provided PHPA with a solution to a defined technical problem i.e. fitting a mini cape into a Panamax space. The system has proven to be a great success to date and allowed improved productivity, safety and risk management strategies. Innovative and the leading edge of changing maritime technological solutions".

John Finch – (A/GM Operations - Harbour Master, Port Hedland Port Authority) 

Port of Narvik, Norway (LKAB)

Iron ore loading
Since 2016
Moorings: Two to four per week
Vessels Up to LOA 305m
Owner: LKAB
Operator: LKAB


Challenge

  • Iron ore port, trafficked by dry bulk carriers of up to 160,000 DWT, 305m LOA
  • Short 160m new-build jetty
  • Existing mooring times considered too long
  • Slow and labour-intensive mooring result in high operational expenses


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ system installed with specifications to withstand the harsh environmental conditions at the port (current, tide, dust, and minus degrees)


Key benefits

  • Increased capacity by accepting larger ships without the need for a costly infrastructure investment
  • Considerable time savings enable capacity increases
  • Resources freed up as fewer personnel required for mooring

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