Today, Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mining, Gonzalo Tomaya, inaugurated the world's largest roofed mineral concentrate export terminal. The terminal is owned and operated by Impala Terminals Peru, a subsidiary of Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry. The Mayor of Callao, Juan Sotomayor also took part in the ceremony.
Impala Terminals Regional Director Thomas Savage said: "With 30 years of activity in El Callao we currently handle over 60 percent of the minerals that arrive at the Chalaco port from the central Andres and are proud to mark a milestone with the world's largest roofed mineral export terminal, reaffirming our long-term commitment to Peru."
The roof consists of a tensioned PVC membrane with polyester core over lattice metal arches which are supported by columns of reinforced concrete cemented on piles. The 120,000 m2 roof with a tenso-structure design, covers the terminal with eco-friendly technology that will help protect the health of the local community and improve the operations of the terminal by making the reception, storage, blending and dispatch of concentrates more efficient.
For the construction of the roof, 35 percent fewer metal structures have been used compared to similar projects. The latest generation LED technology has been installed for night time illumination, in addition to utilising a design that allows for natural ventilation and the passage of natural light during the day to save energy.
The USD34 million roof project completes a series of investments made by Impala in its Callao terminal since 2011. A total of USD170 million has been invested to build the largest and most modern export facility for the mining sector in Peru. This includes direct rail access to the yard and a conveyor belt connection to a dedicated deep-sea concentrates loading berth with a ship loader, allowing for products to be moved securely, efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner.
Reinforcing its concern for the community, Impala has invested in enabling new access to its warehouse significantly improving traffic flows, a significant problem faced by the country's largest port.
Video: Impala Terminals unveils the world’s largest roofed minerals export terminal in Callao, Peru
About Impala Terminals
Impala Terminals is a multimodal logistics provider focused on export-driven economies. It owns and operates a network of ports, port terminals and warehouses which, combined with its transport assets, provide end-to-end logistics solutions for dry and liquid bulk cargoes, general cargo and containers. Impala Terminals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry. Impala Terminals employs over 1,500 members of staff, owns and operates over 25 facilities across 18 countries around the world, and has USD2.6 billion of assets under management. Visit:www.impalaterminals.com