EBS Silo 63 was recently fitted with a new cover with an integrated sliding roof by Blommaert.
European Bulk Services (EBS) is one of the main companies in the port of Rotterdam and operates in storage and transhipment of dry bulk products such as biomass, minerals and coal.
EBS contacted Blommaert with a request to develop a sliding system for an existing cover on one of their silos on the Botlek in Rotterdam. Repeatedly removing and replacing the cover over time no longer complies with current safety regulations. That is why they wanted to incorporate a sliding roof. This means that the cover itself need not be moved.
Working jointly with Ivens, Blommaert built a new cover into which a 9 x 9 metre sliding roof was incorporated. The roof consists of 4 aluminium sliding hatch covers that provide a 100% opening in the new cover. This provides optimal accessibility.
The sliding roof is electrically powered and can be opened and closed in less than one minute . Blommaert thus succeeded in finding a suitable solution tailored to the customer’s needs.