Under long-term CoA’s, we transport iron ore from Brazil, Canada and Norway in Capesize vessels to an anchorage 40 km offshore Abu Dhabi. We use the 78,000 tdw transloader MV “E. Oldendorff”, to unload the Capesize vessels offshore with her 3 x 50 mt side-mounted Liebherr MPG cranes with hoppers, conveyors and boom. Four 13,400 tdw self-propelled barges transport the ore 50 km from the “E. Oldendorff” to the steel mill jetty in the Musaffah channel, where it is self-unloaded dust-free into the jetty hoppers.
Our Abu Dhabi based subsidiary OLDENDORFF CARRIERS Transshipment L.L.C, also performs offshore lightering of iron ore for clients in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In deep water, our Transloaders lighter 50 – 80,000 mt from Capesize bulk carriers. Both the Cape and the Transloader then proceed to the port with a permissible draft, where they unload the iron ore.
Vessels used in the Gulf include: “Alfred Oldendorff” and “Antonie Oldendorff”, two 94,000 tdw eco Transloaders, which were built at Yangzijiang in China in 2015. They feature 3 x 52 mt MacGregor cranes with 45 m outreach, Emstech belts, two boom conveyors, bow/stern thrusters, 7,500 kw aux engines, 40 person accommodation and a dust collection system. The newbuildings are supplemented by other Transloaders from time to time.