Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a rail-travelling unloader from South Korean company, Daelim Industrial Co Ltd. The unloader has been ordered as part of an expansion programme at the Pagbilao coal-fired power-generation plant in the Philippines.
Delivery of the unloader has been scheduled for October 2016.
"To meet growing power demands, the Pagbilao plant is expanding and requires a high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly coal unloader; these are some of the main attributes of a screw type Siwertell unloader," said Ola Jeppsson, Siwertell Sales Manager.
Pagbilao Energy awarded the contract for the site's third coal-fired unit to a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd, Japan and Daelim, responsible for the project's coal handling system.
"The ST 790-D unloader is designed to discharge coal from vessels of up to 92 500 DWT at a rated capacity of 1400 tph. With its continuous operation, it will offer an unbeatable through-the-ship capacity while delivering environmentally-friendly operations with minimal dust and spillage," said Jeppsson.
The Pagbilao site currently has two non-continuous unloaders. "For this latest expansion, the owner wanted a more efficient type of unloader, and decided that a screw type unloader would meet all its needs," Jeppsson explained.
The unloader will be completely assembled before delivery at the premises of a Siwertell subcontractor in Nantong, China. It will then be shipped in one piece to the Philippines. Final testing, commissioning and training will be carried out by Siwertell engineers onsite.
"There are plans for several new coal-fired power plants in the Philippines, along with more expansion projects for existing plants. Therefore, this market is very important for us now and over the coming years," Jeppsson added.
Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson
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