Bruks Siwertell has secured a contract to supply US-based Colonial Group with a new high-capacity ship-unloader.
The fully enclosed system will deliver dust-free cement handling for the company’s terminal in Savannah, Georgia, in support of Colonial’s cement import growth.
The Siwertell 490 F-type ship-unloader offers a rated cement handling capacity of 800t/h and can discharge vessels up to Panamax size.
“Environmental credentials were a strong factor in securing the contract,” said Ken Upchurch, VP sales and marketing at Bruks Siwertell.
“The unloader will be installed near a historic, very sensitive, downtown location. Any industrial activities in the area must comply with strict environmental protection regulations.
“The Siwertell unloader offered this capability, along with impressive through-ship efficiencies, making it the ideal machine. Also, by working closely with Colonial and its engineering team, we were able to develop a customized solution that will work within the operator’s existing infrastructure.
“Furthermore, the combined capabilities now offered by the merged Bruks Siwertell Group, provides Colonial with local support that is unmatched by others.”
Siwertell said its unloader maintains a continuous steady discharge rate, regardless of the level of cargo in the hold, right up to the hold clean-up stage. It is capable of simultaneous pendulum, slewing and luffing motions, enabling the vertical conveying arm to reach all corners of a ship’s hold, even under the hatch coamings. This results in quicker vessel turnarounds and reduced berth occupancy.
Machine components will be delivered to Savannah for assembly in May 2021 and the unloader is planned for commissioning by 1 August 2021.