Bruks Siwertell has secured a contract to supply a high-capacity ship-unloader to a Taiwanese power plant.
The agreement will see the equipment manufacturer deliver a coal unloader for Taiwan Power Corporation’s 5,000 MW Taichung power generation facility.
A condition of the contract is that the Siwertell screw-type ship-unloader will be delivered completely assembled by February 2022.
“The delivery timescale was one consideration for the order. The others were that the unloader had to compete on three platforms: price, power consumption and operational costs,” said Per Karlsson, Siwertell President.
“In an open, international bidding process, the equipment that offered the lowest total cost, across all three factors, was awarded the contract – and that was us. The Siwertell ship-unloader excelled in all areas.”
The rail-travelling Siwertell 940 D-type unloader will have a rated coal-handling capacity of 2,200 tph, with a guaranteed average capacity of 1,650 tph; equivalent to 75% efficiency. It will replace two existing coal grab crane unloaders.
“Taiwan Power Corporation knows what to expect from a Siwertell unloader,” added Karlsson. “This is a returning customer, with the first two units sold to the operator in 1982. After this, we delivered two unloaders to its Hsinta power plant, and then a further two to the Talin power station, both in Taiwan.”
The Hsinta and Talin power stations also operate Siwertell 940 D-type unloaders, meaning that Taiwan Power Corporation will have an advantage when it comes to servicing and parts.