Buttimer Engineering delighted to sponsor 2018 ABTO Conference

Buttimer Engineering are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 2nd annual Association of Bulk Terminal Operators conference. This years event is taking place in Hamburg from Tuesday 23rd - Wednesday 24th of October 2018, and is following on from the success of the inaugural conference in London last year, which featured a number of high level speakers and guests from all sectors of industry and government.

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The primary goal of the ABTO conference is to bring together all those involved in the transportation, storage and handling of bulk commodities. Given that Bulk Terminal Operations are an increasingly pivotal aspect of our business, largely attributed to the development of our DOCKSOLID brand, this event is an ideal opportunity to meet, network and learn from like minded individuals in the Bulk Terminal sector.

For those attending this year’s conference, Buttimer Engineering will be present throughout both days of the event, so stop by our stand for a chat or to learn more about Buttimer Engineering and DOCKSOLID and see what we have to offer the bulk terminal industry. If you would like to arrange a meeting prior to the conference, feel free to drop us an email info@buttimer.ie

Hope to see you there!

Buttimer Polska Sp. z o. o. recieved minsisterial visit

Buttimer Polska Sp. z o. o. were delighted to receive a ministerial visit to our office in Warsaw, Poland, this week. Amongst those present was Irish Ambassador Gerard Keown, Minister Pat Breen T.D, Tom Kelly and Adam Jaszczur, both of Enterprise Ireland.

The excellent relationship between Ireland and Poland has proven to be a be a pivotal part of Buttimer’s growth in recent years. Since our Polish office opened first opened in 2005, we have seen promising year on year growth in the Polish market, so this was a great opportunity to show some very influential people the great work being done here.

We would like to thank everyone who took their time out to see us and we hope they thoroughly enjoyed their visit.

Pictured L to R: Gerard Keown (Irish Ambassador to Poland), Fergal Buttimer (CEO Buttimer Engineering), Minister Pat Breen T.D, Mateusz Olejniczak (General Manager Buttimer Polska), Tom Kelly (Enterprise Ireland) and Adam Jaszczur (Enterprise Ireland Poland Office)

Pictured L to R: Gerard Keown (Irish Ambassador to Poland), Fergal Buttimer (CEO Buttimer Engineering), Minister Pat Breen T.D, Mateusz Olejniczak (General Manager Buttimer Polska), Tom Kelly (Enterprise Ireland) and Adam Jaszczur (Enterprise Ireland Poland Office)



Buttimer Engineering and DOCKSOLID exhibiting at TOC Europe 2018

In less than a months' time, Buttimer Engineering will be travelling to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to exhibit at the renowned TOC Europe event, where we will be showcasing our patented DOCKSOLID materials handling technology.

TOC Europe is widely considered to be the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs and shippers, providing key figures in the industry the opportunity to learn, debate and network. Since the launch of our DOCKSOLID brand in 2014, supplying state-of-the-art port equipment has become a cornerstone of the business, meaning this event is the ideal opportunity to show why DOCKSOLID is held in such high regard. We were present at the 2017 version of the event which was an undoubted success, for ourselves as a company but also as an event in general.

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For those attending this year, you will find Buttimer Engineering and DOCKSOLID at stand C116 so feel free to pop in and learn more about what makes us one of Irelands most successful port equipment suppliers. If you would like to arrange a meeting in advance don't hesitate to drop us an email info@buttimer.ie.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Buttimer Engineering seeking Sales and Business Development Director

The Position

Buttimer Engineering are currently seeking applicants for the role of Sales and Business Development Director. This is a pivotal role within the company and so will involve an extensive Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing brief. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will be required to maintain and develop Buttimer’s existing domestic market as well as pursue and grow new international markets.

For a full synopsis on the role in question as well as details on how to apply, please click on the link below:


VIDEO: Buttimer Engineering play a key role in the development of Irelands largest ever incinerator

Buttimer engineering were again pivotal in the completion of a multi-million euro project, providing its mechanical engineering expertise at the Poolbeg Incinerator. The initiative was headed by Dublin City Council and Covanta Energy, with the intention of tackling Dublin's growing waste issue.

Employed by Switzerland based International waste to energy company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), Buttimer were tasked with receiving, managing and of course installing key mechanical engineering process packages. The video below shows the incredible transformation of the Poolbeg site, from when work began in September 2014 to its first waste delivery in April 2017. It is projected that the plant will take in up to 600,000 tonnes of waste per year, which otherwise would be sent to landfill. This will then generate enough electricity to power 80,000 homes annually, as well as heating for a further 50,000 homes.

The Poolbeg incinerator is one of HZIs largest international plants with an annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes. It goes without saying that Poolbeg is now Irelands biggest incinerator and is expected to handle substantial volumes of waste from Dublin and its surrounding regions. Buttimer Engineering are proud to have been part of such a historic project and are delighted to have yet another satisfied client.



DOCKSOLID set to defend it's crown at International Bulk Journal Awards

DOCKSOLID is proud to have been nominated once again in the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System category at the International Bulk Journal Awards, a category it won in 2015. DOCKSOLID faces stiff competition this year as it nominated alongside Neuero (Germany),Siwertell/Peel Ports, (Sweden/United Kingdom), Seram, (France) and Vigan(Belgium).

DOCKSOLID is nominated for it's new range of Standard Hoppers, the first of which was delivered to the Port of Cork this year. 

The winners will be announced at the awards night to be held in the Tower of London on November 21st. 


Buttimer delivers Biomass Handling at Port of Liverpool

Buttimer Engineering has completed it's project at the Port of Liverpool where it was installing a a bespoke system for Biomass handling, including conveyance systems between ship unloaders, storage silo’s and rail carriage loading systems. First shipments from the facility began in late 2015 and phase 2 of the project has been in progress since then to bring the facility to full operation. 

Peel Ports has hit the milestone of dispatching more than 400 freight services from the rail-heads at Liverpool to Drax power station in North Yorkshire seven months after opening the first phase of its biomass terminal.Each train service carries around 1,700 tonnes of compressed wood pellets manufactured and imported from North America as a by-product from the sawmill industry (Logistics Manager, http://www.logisticsmanager.com/peel-ports-hits-biomass-milestone/)

The project is a prime example of Buttimer's commitment to delivering on Green Energy Projects, and its expertise in delivering market leading performance in bulk handling

New Hopper delivered to Port of Cork

Buttimer Engineering has delivered a new Hopper to the Port of Cork. The new Standard Hopper joins the three existing DOCKSOLID Environmental Hoppers already in use at the port. The new addition provides a simple robust unit which can quickly be moved around the harbor and be used to unload a variety of material. 

This is the first delivery of a new line of Hoppers from DOCKSOLID. The new range offer fast efficient unloading across a variety of materials while delivering a portability and ease of use not typical of traditional hoppers, benefits which are delivered through several key features:
•    Maneuverability: The hoppers feature a single set of wheels on one side, which hydraulically raise for loading. The other side of the hopper is lifted by readily available port equipment; such as forklifts or tug masters. This allows units to be quickly and efficiently moved from one unloading project to another. 
•    Simplicity: The new range address a range of use cases where the dust suppression features of larger units in the range are not needed. The units can be designed to easily switch from one material to another with no configuration needed, or without the concerns of how different materials will affect installed filters. 
•    Cost Effective: The range focuses on simple units which balance the base features needed for efficient operation with value and cost. It then allows customers to add on the additional features they see as necessary, such as cabins, external lighting and other extras which they see as essential to their specific requirements. 


Video: Port of Liverpool Biomass Facility begins shipments with help from Buttimer Engineering

Buttimer Engineering has completed the first stage of work on the new Biomass Facility in the Port of Liverpool, where the project includes the installation of the biomass materials intake, handling system and support steelworks.  

Phase 1 of the project will allow up to 4 trains a day, while completion of Phase 2 which is currently underway will increase this to 10 trains a day

The Port of Liverpool is now officially part of the biggest ever carbon saving project in Europe as a new hundred million pound terminal celebrates its first full day of shipments of sustainable biomass pellets bound for the Drax Power Station in Selby.

The new £100m biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax power station. The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will provide the Selby-based power station with a new, sustainable low carbon fuel source. (https://www.graham.co.uk/100m-port-of-liverpool-biomass-facility-to-create-47-jobs)