Cargotec wins comprehensive cargo handling contract for Lithuanian export/import terminal
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 15 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 10 AM (EEST)
Planning assistance and customer satisfaction with equipment and services previously supplied by Cargotec help to win order in the face of stiff competition
Cargotec has signed a contract with the Lithuanian stevedoring company Bega to supply electro-mechanical cargo handling equipment for a grain and animal feedstuffs export/import terminal at the port of Klaipéda in Lithuania. Fertiliser and other bulk cargo may also be handled in the future.
"The Cargotec belt conveyor system employed in this project features low power consumption and handles material 'gently', resulting in the minimum of material breakage," said Arne Nyström, sales manager for bulk terminals at Cargotec. "It is also easy to keep clean, so there is no admixture when changing between different cargoes."
The contract calls for a ship loader, belt conveyors, slide gates and diverter gates, a variety of scales, rail wagon/truck loading systems, dust filters, electrical switchgear, power and control cables with installation material and a process control system including human/machine interface and supervisory control and data acquisition system. Cargotec is also responsible for all the associated detailed design work.
The system will have two intake lines rated at 500 tonnes grain/hour for receiving grain from rail wagons and trucks and conveying it into two flat storage buildings with total storage capacity of 160 000 m³. Another intake line with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes grain/hour will convey grain and animal feedstuffs from ships into the two storage buildings. Ships will be unloaded using an existing grab crane.
For transferring material from the storage facility to rail wagons and trucks there will be one line with a capacity of 500 tonnes grain/hour, and for transfer into up to Panamax size ships via a ship loader there will be one line with a capacity of 1500 m³ (1,200 tonnes grain)/hour. The second ship loader is foreseen to be installed in future
"We won this contract against stiff international competition and a factor in this success was the quality of the assistance that Cargotec provided during the initial planning phase," said Arne Nyström. "Furthermore, Bega has been very pleased with the performance and reliability of a ship loader for handling fertiliser previously supplied by Cargotec, along with the support and services provided over the years."
Following the delivery of equipment in April/May next year, there will be a construction and installation phase of about four months with the plant scheduled to be ready for operation by September 2011.
Caption: Bega has been very pleased with the performance and reliability of the Siwertell loader installed in 2002. The new loader is virtually identical
For further information please contact:
Arne Nyström, Sales Manager, Bulk Terminals, tel. +46-42-85827
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)2 4121 252
Notes to editors
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering solutions for loading and unloading goods on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. For handling dry bulk materials, Cargotec provides engineering solutions through its Siwertell brand, including design, installation and after sales services worldwide. www.cargotec.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. Cargotec can supply plant and terminal design, ship unloaders, ship loaders, mobile ship unloaders, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, and storage solutions, all designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations. www.siwertell.com