Siwertell Secures Ship-Unloader Order

 09 Mar 2016    Carriers

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from a port development company for a high-capacity ship-unloader, which will serve a busy grain terminal.

The ST640-M screw-type unloader has been ordered as part of an ongoing development programme and will replace an old mechanical unloader.

The customer chose the Siwertell unloader after a two-year tendering process, which gathered information on global innovations in the field, with a particular focus on minimising air and water pollution.

Juha Huovilainen, Sales Director at Siwertell, said: "A wide range of factors influenced the customer's decision. Siwertell offered the best technical solution with the best environmental performance and we are able to deliver the necessary high capacity, efficiency and reliability. We offered all this at a very competitive price.”

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Siwertell unloaders are suited for virtually all dry agribulk cargoes. Their screw technology transports the cargo very gently, resulting in minimal degradation.

The new unloader will be constructed in Europe and China and delivered in sections for final completion on site during the third quarter of 2017.

Huovilainen concluded: "This order identified Siwertell as a reliable supplier with a convincing list of references and testimonials. Our totally-enclosed technology eliminates spillage and keeps dust emissions to an absolute minimum, making it a perfect fit for the customer's purposes.”

Fact File: Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders are based on unique screw conveyor technology, in combination with belt conveyors and aeroslides, and can handle virtually any dry bulk cargo, such as alumina, biomass, cement, coal, fertilizers, grain and sulphur. Siwertell's product portfolio includes ship unloaders, mobile ship unloaders, ship loaders, conveying systems and complete bulk terminal solutions, all of which are designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations

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