Gramosa Agroalimentos SA, a Mexican-based agribusiness company, has ordered a high-capacity unloader from Siwertell to serve the company’s new agri-bulk terminal located in the Gulf of Mexico port, Veracruz.
The rail-mounted Siwertell ST 640-M unloader is a totally enclosed system with a rated capacity of 1,200t/h and will be used to handle grain, corn, soya bean meal and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
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In a statement from Gramosa Agroalimentos, the company said: “The Siwertell system was selected after considering many factors and multiple equipment comparisons.
“An important factor was cargo loss and damage.
“The low conveying speed of the Siwertell screw-type unloader means that the grain is not damaged during handling, which will give us added value and differentiate us from our competition.”
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The new unloader will be delivered fully-assembled from China and will then be tested and commissioned on site in Veracruz by Siwertell.
The equipment is expected to be operational by mid-2019.