May 21 - A steel chimney bound for a thermal power station in Morocco consisting of three pieces of 10 - 15 m in length and nearly 5 m in diameter, has been loaded by stevedore operator Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander as the company seeks to boost i

Once the chimney is in place, it will be 35 m in height and weigh 100 tonnes.

The operation was co-ordinated by Marmedsa Proyectos through Montañesa de Consignaciones, companies belonging to Marmedsa Noatum Maritime.

The port boasts two cranes capable of lifting 160 tonnes in tandem and the stevedore describes its terminal as "perfect to carry out such heavy cargo."

Victor Conde, general manager of Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander, says: "This operation is in line with the strategy of diversification and growth which we have outlined for our multipurpose terminal. Santander Multipurpose Terminal as a model for both global and customised solutions".

Noatum Ports is the largest maritime terminal operator in Spain, with assets in Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga and Las Palmas as well as the largest vehicle handling terminal in the Mediterranean, based in Barcelona. Noatum also operates general cargo terminals in Santander, Sagunto and the intermodal terminal in Madrid.