TESS Canarias and GESPORT signed a memorandum of understanding in October regarding the implementation of TESS Hose Management (THM) in their hose facility at GESPORT Terminal Maritima at Las Palmas. The hoses at GESPORT are primarily connected to vessel container cranes, forklifts and reach stackers. Sun, salt and last but not least sand from the Sahara is carried by the trade winds and adds extra wear to the hoses, making planned maintenance and changing of hoses difficult. This created unnecessary down time for GESPORT, they have neither time nor can they afford this in their hectic days at the terminals.
TESS Hose Management (THM)
TESS Hose Management is a hose maintenance system that reduces the likelihood of accidents, pollution and operational down time. This Norwegian-developed system represents a revolution in hose maintenance. Electronic ID-labeling of all the hoses with digital supporting processes allows the system to give the customer quick, simple and safe control over their hose management, with ATEX-certified equipment of course.
With a helping hand from three Norwegian colleagues TESS Canarias has completed their first ever THM-assignment. The hoses at GESPORT Terminal Maritima was measured, inspected, tagged and registered into the THM-system. The inspection uncovered the need to change 390 out of the total 848 hoses. In cooperation with GESPORT a risk-based maintenance plan for all the hoses will be made.
The agreement has the potential to develop and include GESPORT’s five terminals in Spain, both mainland and on the Canary Islands. These terminals are:
- GESPORT Terminal Maritime, Las Palmas
- Container Terminal Maritima de Arrecife, Lanzarote Terminal
- GESPORT Macbsa, Cádiz
- Compañía Gaditana de Contenedores, Cádiz
- Concasa Huelva, Huelva
TESS has a unique competence that does not exist Gran Canaria. This puts TESS in a unique position for potential expansion of their business in Spain, and on the Canary Islands in particular.
- TESS Canarias wants to provide each terminal with the best uptime complete solution for hose lifecycle management and equipment integrity, compliance with regulations and standards and maintenance support with certified mobile workforce, says Director of Sales Eduardo Gil Ruiz at TESS Canarias.