With large-capacity storage and access to low-cost bulk transportation, the Superior Midwest Energy Terminal accommodates a range of coal transshipment needs throughout the Great Lakes region.
- Storage for eight coal types in large volumes with the capability of storing more in the future
- Blending of up to three dissimilar quality coals during the vessel loading process
- 5,000 TPH maximum unit train unloading rate (rotary coupler cars)
- 11,500 TPH maximum vessel loading rate
- Routinely accommodate vessels of up to 1,000' length and two 123-car unit trains
|Location||St. Louis Bay, at the mouth of the St. Louis River (Lake Superior) in Superior, Wisconsin|
|Owner & Operator||Midwest Energy Resources Company|
|Railroad Connection(s)||Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific|
|Dock Length||1,200 feet|
|Dumping Machine||1 rotary Metso Unit, 5,000 TPH|
|Loading System||Traveling shiploader with shuttle boom|
|Restrictions on Coal, Coke Size||Maximum top size of 4 inches|
|Practical Maximum Annual Capacity||25.5 million tons|
|Ground Storage||5.0 million tons. Coal can be dumped from railcars to storage or can be moved directly to vessels.|
|Number of Barges/Vessels Loaded Simultaneously||One|
|Type of Trimming Chute||Angled, rotating|
|Maximum Vessel Size||Length: 1,105 ft.
Beam: 105 ft.
Draft: 28 ft.
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