US: Sweden-based Bruks Siwertell has commissioned a 1500t/hr rail-mounted Siwertell ST 640-M screw-type ship unloader for an undisclosed cement customer at Houston, Texas. The unloader will serve ocean-going vessels on the Buffalo Bayou watercourse. The producer is transitioning from bagged to bulk dispatch. Contract manager Per Wahlström said that the company was also looking to expand its US operations.
The supplier says that the new unloader offers continuous dust-free cement handling with a peak capacity of 1650t/hr, discharging vessels up to 80,000dwt with zero spillage. Bruks Siwertell also supplied192m-long jetty conveyors with a belt width of 1.6m. Wahlström said “The Siwertell unloader was an ideal choice for this terminal. It was light enough to minimise costs, yet deliver the through-ship capacity required.”