United Kingdom: Tilbury Grain Terminal has completed construction of its mineral silos

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Investing in The UK’s largest grain terminal is in Port Tilbury Reach a landmark with building Ten new giant metal silos.

Works started earlier this year after a fire in 2020 damaged part of the concrete silo.

The construction of the ten silos was completed this month, at a height of 30 meters, and with a total capacity of 20,000 metric tons. These silos feature the highest health and safety standards and an independent transport and recovery system is also under construction, and these silos will be back in operation by the 2022 season.

The demolition of the damaged concrete silos at the terminal is also now complete, and the port will soon appoint a contractor to replace these concrete silos and return them to full operations in 2023, restoring the original storage capacity.

Peter Ward, Commercial Director of the Port of Tilbury, He said: “The sight of the new 10 ready-made grain silos at the Grain Station is fantastic to see. The station is a major facility in the south east of England and an essential part of the UK’s agricultural supply chain for imports and exports.”

Ward emphasized, “These new metal silos will be ready for harvest in 2022 and once the concrete silos are rebuilt, the plant will be back at full capacity in one location. Although there were no interruptions to our service during the rebuilding, we would like to thank our customers for their support during this period.” difficult while rebuilding the facility.”

Tilbury Grain Terminal has been in operation for over 50 years and is a major facility in the south east of the UK for the grain import and export markets handling over two million tons of produce from around the world.

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During the works, there was no interruption in customer service as the terminal remains fully open for import and export and upon completion the terminal will be returned to its full storage capacity of 135,000 metric tons and will continue to benefit from full intermodal port services, including the relocation of the river barge to Central London.

The terminal also operates a monthly coastal freight service from Tilbury to its brother port in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, for Carr’s Milling.

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