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Mai-Liao power plant orders sixth Siwertell unloader

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Siwetell, part of Cargotec, currently has five unloaders in operation at the Mai-Liao power plant in Taiwan, supplying coal to the 4200 MW facility. The company has secured a contract to supply a sixth unloader to the plant. This latest order was booked in Cargotec's 2015 third quarter order intake.

"This contract strengthens Siwertell's position as the number one in coal unloading," commented Per Karlsson, Managing Director, Siwertell. "Since 2000, the company has sold more than 50 coal unloaders. More than half of these have a rated capacity of 2,000t/h or more."

The company will deliver a ST 940 DOB-type ship unloader on a turn-key basis. Designed to unload coal from vessels of up to 180 000 dwt at a rated capacity of 2000 tph, it will replace an existing grab crane. It will also be used to unload salt at a rated capacity of 2200 tph.

"Coal and salt can be unloaded with the same high efficiency without the need for any adjustments between cargoes and without any spillage or dust creation," stated Karlsson.

The new unloader’s steel will be constructed in China, while other parts will be delivered from Europe. Final assembly will take place onsite. The operation is expected to commence in 1Q17.

The power plant is co-owned by the Mai-Liao Power Corp. and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. In addition to the five Siwertell unloaders in Taiwan, Formosa Petrochemical operates one Siwertell unloader in China and one in the US. It also operates two high-capacity unloaders in Vietnam.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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