20 May 2015, 08:03
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd for a rail-travelling Siwertell type ST 790-D unloader for installation at the Therma Visayas power plant in Toledo, Cebu, Philippines.
The fully enclosed, screw-type unloader will be used to discharge coal from vessels of up to 92,500 dwt at a rated capacity of 1,500t/h.
This is Siwertell's third recent contract for Philippine coal-fired power plants says Ola Jeppsson, Sales Manager, Siwertell. "It follows unloader contracts for the Pagbilao and Therma South power plants. In all cases the customers needed a high efficiency, environment-friendly unloader. They chose Siwertell because we are the world's leading supplier of unloaders meeting these important requirements.
"Siwertell hopes to build on this success in the important Philippine market where several projects are in progress to build new coal-fired plants and to expand existing facilities."
The unloader will be constructed at Siwertell's sub-contractor's premises in Nantong, China. Delivery of the fully constructed machine by heavy lift vessel is anticipated for mid December 2016. Final commissioning and performance tests will then be carried out at the power plant.
Siwertell coal unloaders offer the ideal solution for power plants and other industrial applications that need a dependable, high capacity, efficient and clean fuel supply.
In addition to high rated capacities, they deliver high through-the-ship capacities by virtue of their continuous operation. Their low weight minimises loads on the jetty, saving money in civil engineering works.