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New modern equipment will be more efficient for unloading of raw materials

Třinecké železárny has started construction of a new facility for unloading of key raw materials. The modern rail unloading system, which is part of the Innofreight rail transport system, will replace the existing unloading equipment for commodities imported by rail. Innofreight's modular technology is based on weight-optimised rail cars with the possibility of using different types of interchangeable superstructures – containers.

The environmental sustainability concepts of the supply chain are in connection with the company's strategy in order to minimise its carbon footprint.

Innofreight's modular system for transporting and unloading raw material inputs includes the most suitable combination of rail cars and containers for the goods being transported and a stationary unloading machine including the shunting equipment. The investment in Třinecké železárny into the siding infrastructure exceeds CZK 300 million and is going to be completed this year.

Thanks to the new waggons, one train is able to transport a higher volume of powdered ores and basic additives. This means a reduction in track capacity requirements and the number of rail car manipulations. More efficient transport leads to further CO2 emissions reductions to air and fuel consumption.

"Digitalisation and automation during the unloading and data processing means shorter dwell times for wagons on the sidings. The unloading technology eliminates the need for manual finishing, the process takes place automatically," says Česlav Marek, Director of Production. The stationary unloading machine will be installed by the workers in the area of the current tipplers this year later. It is configured to meet the specific requirements of the Třinec steelworks.

The company also uses modern Innofreight systems for transporting its own production. "Since 2017, in close cooperation with the carrier ČD Cargo, the transport of semi-finished metallurgical products has been carried out using Sggrrs series vehicles equipped with so-called Steel Pallets. The result is an increase in energy efficiency and transport efficiency. While only in 2021, more than 340,000 tonnes of goods were transported," adds Uršula Novotná, Transport Director of Moravia Steel.

Petra Macková Jurásková
Press Secretary of the Třinecké železárny - Moravia Steel Group
phone: +420 558 535 841
mobile: +420 602 265 738
e-mail: Petra.Mackova@trz.cz