German-based manufacturer AUMA has been awarded the contract to supply 2,756 electric actuators for the HES Hartel Tank Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
AUMA will be the only actuator supplier for the project and says the order is its largest ever. The company will supply 2,482 SAEx multi-turn actuators, including 120 SAVEx variable speed actuators, and 274 SQEx part-turn actuators, 190 of which will be equipped with FQMEx fail safe units. All are explosion-proof, and have ACExC actuator controls and Profibus DP-V1 communications. The company will also supply and 2,313 GST multi-turn gearboxes. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2020.
HES Hartel Tank Terminal is currently being developed by HES International, a Rotterdam-based port logistics provider, on a 27 ha site at the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam. It will have a storage capacity of 1.3 million m3 for clean petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, gasoil and jetfuel, and biofuels. It will have a 1.2 km quay with a draft of up to 23.6 m, with six moorings for sea-going vessels up to VLCC size and nine barges.
‘HES International’s experience with AUMA as a reliable supplier, our expertise in valve automation, and the commitment of our professional service team were all crucial in their decision. From the very start of the project in 2018, we cooperated closely with the end user and all the companies involved in valve automation to develop the best automation solutions for each application in the tank terminal and its huge manifolds,’ says Ton van Gennip, account manager Oil & Gas Nederland with AUMA Benelux.