CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 1 PM (EEST)
Cargotec's Siwertell has received an order from CITIC Heavy Industries Co Ltd (CITIC) for a rail-travelling ship unloader. CITIC is one of China's largest conglomerates, headquartered in Luoyang, Henan province.
The ST-640 M-type unloader has been ordered to support the energy production requirements for a new cement production facility in Burma/Myanmar and will unload coal from barges at a rate of 800t/h. The facility is being built as part of a collaboration between CITIC and the Thailand-based Siam Cement Group subsidiary, Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL). CITIC states that the new production plant will have a cement capacity of 5,000 tonnes per day.
"This order has special commercial significance for Siwertell as it will be the first delivery to Burma/Myanmar," says Ola Jeppsson, Siwertell Sales Manager. "MLC will benefit from all the excellent attributes of our Siwertell unloaders including efficiency and quiet, safe, environmentally-friendly operations without dust or spillage.
"A Siwertell screw-type unloader was the preferred solution for the new Mawlamyine cement plant. Siwertell screw-type unloaders lead the industry and have decades of operational experience and numerous favourable global references.
"The low weight of the unit when compared to alternative unloading systems minimises loads on the jetty and so reduces jetty construction costs," Mr Jeppson adds.
The delivery is scheduled for mid-2015, and will include an enclosed discharge arrangement for transferring coal to the jetty conveyor. The unloader will be delivered in pre-assembled parts, with final assembly, testing and commissioning taking place on site at Mawlamyine.
For further information, please contact:
Juha Huovilainen, Sales Director, Bulk Terminals, Siwertell, tel. +46761077044, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Cueva, Communications Manager, Siwertell, tel. +46 42 85802, email@example.com
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 coal, cement, fertiliser, agribulk, clinker, sulphur and grain. Siwertell plant and terminal design, ship unloaders, ship loaders, mobile ship unloaders, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, and storage solutions are all designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations. www.siwertell.com
Siwertell is a Cargotec brand. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.1 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com