Port of Tyne

External doors for port’s mobile hoppers

The Port of Tyne is one of UK’s most efficient deep-sea ports, handling a diverse range of cargoes from cars to containers and bulk goods to renewable energy across five continents. They offer a unique end-to-end solution ensuring goods move safely, securely and efficiently.

The challenge

A key part of the port’s ship unloading procedure required fast and reliable doors to compliment their logistics process. Materials such as wood pellets are unloaded into hoppers which simultaneously load directly into lorries that drive into the hoppers. The process generates dust which must be controlled as a residential area is close by. These hoppers are in highly exposed areas and require a product that withstands strong winds.

Project / doors required

Four Speedor Storm external doors for port's mobile hoppers - designed, manufactured and installed by Hart Doors

Project challenges

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Large vehicle access

Fast automatic action for efficient large vehicle access

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Advanced specification

Wind Class 5 required to withstand strong winds and rain

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Reliable products with minimal maintenance and longevity

The solution

The mobile hopper systems originally came with rigid doors that blew out as they were rated Class 3 and were not fit for purpose. We resolved the issue by installing robust Speedor Storms, the Speedor variant with exceptional wind resistance up to Class 5 (over 90 mph). Their automatic action and robust design ensured that the doors worked during all weather conditions ensuring the efficiency of the port is maintained.

The success

The original project was to install two doors to the hopper systems. Due to the reliability of the first two doors, a further two Speedor Storms were installed a few years later.
Speedor Storm high speed external doors

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