Ronez imports bulk cement and ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS) to the Channel Islands using their own ship, the MV Ronez.
The MV Ronez is a self-pneumatic discharging vessel and was built in 1982 at Konstruktiebedrijf Van Aalst Koudekerk in Holland. She carries approx 950 tonne of cement from the United Kingdom and is regulated under UK flagstate. She has 7 crew who all work a 6 hour shift, then rest for 6 hours.
The cement and GGBS is transferred from the 500 tonne silo terminals in both Islands to the concrete and concrete products manufacturing facilities.
|Flag||United Kingdom / Channel Island Management|
|Built||1982, Scheepswerf van Goor Monnickendam BV, Monnickendam, Netherlands|
|Call Sign||G C J P|
|Type of Vessel||Pneumatic Self Discharging Cement Carrier|
|Dimensions||Length: 62.19 m|
|Beam: 10.03 m|
|Max Airdraft inc Ariel: 25.20m (Even Keel)|
|Lowest Airdraft: 11.50 m (Even Keel) Masts and Ariel lowered|
|GT / NT||870.00 mt / 282.00 mt|
|Hold Capacity||2 holds: No. 1 – 458.5 mt / No.2 – 461.50 mt|
|Speed||abt. 10.00 knots|
|Consumption||abt 2.72 mt per day with discharge equipment at full capacity|
|Main Engine||Stork Werkspoor|
|Communication||Fitted with Mobile/Satellite phone & E-Mail access|
|Loading Rate||Max. 350 mt/h|
|Discharging Rate||abt. 100-125 mt/h|
|Loading Equipment||By gravity in to 3 separate inlets on each hold positioned Port, Starboard and Mid-ship at 600mm diameter|
|Self Discharging Equipment||By pneumatic discharge at 3 Bar on 6” line, eight bolt, e-flange.
This can be delivered to range of pipes from 350mm – 100mm on quay Vessel can also load road tanker directly with 100mm hose, expelling air back to the vessel hold