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2 Transportation to the pier Two 84-inch conveyor belts with a capacity of 8,000 tons per hour each move the coal from the train unloading points or from the collection systems from the storage yard to the ship loading pier. 3 6 Loading ships The pier can accommodate up to four Cape size ships and it has two ship loaders with a capacity of 8,000 tons per hour each. This infrastructure allows for the loading of two ships simultaneously and together they make Puerto Drummond the most modern terminal in South America and one of the largest in the world, with an annual capacity of 60 million tons. 4 Exporting coal Ships with capacities that range from 40,000 to 185,000 tons transport coal to various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. These trips can take two days if the destination is the Caribbean, or up to 18 or 45 days if they are going to the Middle or Far East, respectively. Generating electricity From burning coal in a steam generator that converts water into high pressure and high temperature steam, electricity is produced in the power plants. The steam circulates through a series of steam turbines that power an electric generator to produce electricity. www.drummondltd.com 11


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