Bruks Siwertell, a provider of equipment for efficient cargo operations, has announced that the on-time installation of its ship unloader solution at Yara International’s Glomfjord terminal has been completed.
The implementation of the new equipment at Yara’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal – located five kilometres into the Arctic Circle – follows a number of successful performance tests in one of the most “tightly controlled” environments in the world.
According to a statement, the Siwertell ST-490M ship unloader has been successfully mounted onto its rails and is already being used to offload various types of rock phosphate from vessels.
Peter Goransson, Sales Manager and Senior Advisor at Siwertell, said: “Yara International is very satisfied and impressed that, just 18 months from the order being placed, it now has a new machine up and running and meeting the stringent environmental standards of the company and the site, without a single day of delay.”
The site in Glomfjord often experiences high winds and extremely cold temperatures, while the coastline around the terminal is protected from harmful emissions by stringent legislation relating to the facility’s location.
Goransson also discussed the sustainability of the equipment, which is expected to support industrial activities in Glomfjord for many years.
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He commented: “Yara is well aware that it can expect a lifespan of many decades from its new unloader, thanks to a previous Siwertell installation for the company that has been in service since 1980.
“It also knows that it can trust the operational and environmental performance of Siwertell technology.”
In addition to meeting strict environmental standards, the Siwertell screw-type ship unloader was chosen for its ability to safely handle bulk materials with high levels of efficiency, as well as its “impressive through-ship capacity”.