Younglove is pleased to have provided its turnkey construction services for the United Grain Terminal Improvement Project in Vancouver, Washington, which is an addition to their existing grain terminal located in the Port of Vancouver. While United Grain's past export business consisted predominantly of a single commodity (wheat), this improvement project allowed them to add multiple commodities (corn and soybeans) to their export business. The project consisted of:
- Twenty-four 35-foot-diameter by 140-foot-tall concrete silos with a receiving capacity of 3,000 tons per hour and a reclaim/blending capacity of 2,400 tons per hour. These silos are equipped with 45-degree steel cone hoppers with linear gates and continuous level detection.
- Three 80-foot-diameter by 140-foot-tall flat bottom concrete silos with a receiving capacity of 1,500 tons per hour and a reclaim/blending capacity of 800 tons per hour. These silos are equipped with temperature detection, linear gates, continuous level detection, and Laidig bin sweeps.
- A unique 340-foot-tall concrete slipform tower/silo complex designed to house the cleaning, weighing tower, and shipping bins all in one structure due to space limitation and to minimize grain breakage. The tower consists of 1,800-ton-per-hour cleaning capacity for corn and soybeans, 2,400-ton-per-hour weighing capacity, 265,000 bushels of concrete grain storage in the form of five shipping bins, and 2,400-ton-per-hour shipping.
- An enclosed screening and dust loadout driveway consisting of two 35-foot-diameter by 140-foot-tall concrete screening bins and one 12-foot-diameter by 40-foot-tall steel dust tank. This area is completely enclosed to reduce dust emissions and is equipped with a 120-ton-per-hour weigh lorry scale with a DCL telescoping spout for truck loading.