The Hunterston ship loader supplied by BRECO is the largest of its kind in the UK, being 43 m high and weighing 425 t, and incorporates a number of special features designed with functional economy in mind. Jetty length is reduced by excluding the orthodox trailing tripper and there is no requirement for separate bucket elevators. The ship loader also incorporates other novel design features which are detail.
With much of world industry in recession, engineering companies are not having an easy time and competition is sharper than ever, especially for any high-value contracts on offer in bulk materials handling. It follows therefore that tendering companies looking for an edge over international competitors must not only be cost conscious and have all the essential technical expertise; they must put themselves squarely in the position of their potential customer and make his problems their own.