Dominion Terminal Associates LLP world
class coal shipping and ground storage facility is located on the east
coast of the United States in the port of Hampton Roads at Newport News,
Virginia. DTA's emphasis on efficiency, quality and reliability, together
with its state-of-the-art sampling and blending systems, combine to
provide outstanding service to customers worldwide. DTA also handles
compatible bulk products, such as pet coke.
Location: Port of Hampton Roads on
the East Bank of the James River in Newport News, Virginia.
Organization: Virginia General Partnership owned by
DTA is managed and operated by an on-site team of employees.
Railroad Service: CSX
Transportation delivers unit trains from Eastern coal mines. Highly efficient transit
times from the mines to the terminal, combined with ground storage capacity of 1.7 million
tons combine to minimize total time in port for vessels.
Vessels Accommodated: Seagoing and
coastal barges and colliers of up to 177,000 DWT. Pier length is 1162 feet with berths for
loading on either side. Both berths are dredged to a mean low water depth of 50 feet to
match the harbor channel. The pier will support future dredging to 55 feet on both sides.
Ground Storage: 1.7 million net
tons capacity depending on the number of piles. Coal is segregated in storage areas by
coal type and shipper.
|Thirteen miles of track
|A three-railcar thaw shed eliminates the need for
freeze proofing. |
|Tandem rotary dumper and railcar positioner capable
of dumping up to 5,200|
tons per hour.
|Two stacker/reclaimer units and one reclaimer unit
with travel, luff and slew capabilities have booms 200 feet long, each capable of stacking
5,900 tons per hour or reclaiming 6,800 tons per hour. Coal is reclaimed through a grate
to remove contaminants. |
|One traveling ship loader with travel, luff and slew,
telescoping chute, rotating spoon and 143 feet long boom with 79 feet of air draft capable
of loading 6,500 tons per hour. |
|Nineteen belt conveyors varying in length from 79 to
1,713 feet with over four miles of belting. |
|Twin 4,000-ton silos and variable speed vibrating
feeders permit precise blending from multiple coal piles. Coal can be stacked into piles
according to a blending scheme, and further blending can be accomplished through layering
coal into the vessel. DTA will work with customers to adjust to their specific blending
|Inbound and outbound belt scales, metal detectors,
mechanical samplers, reclaim grates, magnetic separators, an emphasis on pile separation
and good housekeeping assure product quality. |
operator in the Dumper cab controls the movement of the rotary car dumper.
The coal proceeds through the surge silo,
where inbound coal is sampled and out to
two Stacker/Reclaimers to the storage piles.
The coal then is reclaimed and sent
through the twin surge silos, where outbound coal is sampled as it is sent out to the ship loader.