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Geo Robson and Co has worked closely with Belgium-based design engineers to design and manufacture a sugar-handling system for Hodeidah, Yemen.

The system has more than 40 belt and screw conveyors, with the total length of the belt conveyors spanning more than 1,200m.

It conveys more than 2,000 tons of raw sugar per day from the port to the 100,000-ton capacity warehouse facility.

With the importance of the logistics and the critical design specification, the system development is being led by Mick Mosley, a project manager at Robson and a sugar system expert.

He said: ‘Early indications are that an on-time delivery and on-budget build is expected.

‘Other important factors within the build had to be considered, such as the explosive atmospheres generated by the sugar, with all the conveyors undergoing stringent testing and certification for explosive atmospheres (Atex),’ he added.

The equipment will be manufactured and pre-assembled at the Robson factory and then shipped to Yemen for installation.

Another Robson handling system is being designed and built for an application in Saudi Arabia.

The salt-handling system is part of a larger plant build by Korean engineers Daelim Industrial Co.

The system handles rock salt from a lorry unloading facility across a 100m conveyor to a tripper conveyor in the roof space of the warehouse, ensuring an even and level storage pile.

The design of the conveyors had to meet exacting standards to ensure the conveyors can perform under the corrosive nature of the salt.

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