Rail-Mounted Ship Unloader Screw-type Rail-Mounted Ship Unloader for New Philippines Power Plant
A Siwertell rail-mounted ship unloader with a rated capacity of 1500 tonnes per hour has recently been ordered global engineering, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch to discharge coal at a greenfield power plant under construction near the city of Davao, Mindanao Island, in the Philippines.
The rail-mounted ship unloader is scheduled for delivery in December 2013 and will be transported to the installation site in pre-assembled sections. Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders are based on special screw conveyor technology, in combination with belt conveyors and aeroslides, and, according to the manufacturer, 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.
Siwertell ship unloaders are available as stationary and mobile installations, depending on the requirements for size, capacity and material being handled. Cargotec offers continuous screw-type unloaders with some of the highest capacities in the world and has delivered, for example, a 1800 tonnes per hour grain unloader to the UK. As the company designs tailor-made systems, it is able to offer even higher capacities than its current peak performer, which can handle coal at 2400 tponnes per hour.