Dragon Steel chooses bucket elevator Continuous Ship Unloaders

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IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

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IUK), one of the largest subsidiaries in the IHI Group, Japan, has recently received an order for two sets of large-capacity Bucket Elevator Type Continuous Ship Unloaders (CSU) for both iron ore and coal. The order is from Dragon Steel Corporation (DSC), which is the major steel mill company under the umbrella of the China Steel Corporation Group (CSC) in Taiwan R.O.C., one of the world’s top 10 steel companies.

The scope of the contract consists of supplying two sets of CSUs on a turnkey basis.

Unloading capacity
The rated unloading capacity of the CSUs is 3,000 tonnes per hour for iron-ore, and 2,100 tonnes per hour for coal, which is the world’s largest class capacity. It is expected that delivery of the order will be completed in 2012.

Including this current contract, IUK has now received a total order of 4 CSU sets from DSC.

Total CSU orders in Taiwan have now reached 10 sets.

Leading the race
IUK is leading the race, with a supply of over 60 sets of CSUs around the world, which is the world’s largest share of Bucket Elevator type CSUs. In the near future, IUK will continue to concentrate on the Asia region market.

Iron ore
Ever since IUK developed and delivered its first unit to the market in 1993, the company has been delivering its machinary, especially iron ore CSUs, to not only Japanese steel companies, but also to major steel companies in Korea, Taiwan, and China.

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