Siwertell order for new Myanmar cement facility

Siwertell order for new Myanmar cement facility
Published: 10 September 2014


Cargotec's Siwertell has received an order from CITIC Heavy Industries Co Ltd (CITIC) for a rail-travelling ship unloader.

The ST-640 M-type unloader has been ordered to support the energy production requirements for a new cement production facility in Myanmar and will unload coal from barges at a rate of 800tph. The facility is being built as part of a collaboration between CITIC and the Thailand-based Siam Cement Group subsidiary, Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL). CITIC states that the new production plant will have a cement capacity of 5000tpd.

"This order has special commercial significance for Siwertell as it will be the first delivery to Burma/Myanmar," says Ola Jeppsson, Siwertell Sales Manager.

"A Siwertell screw-type unloader was the preferred solution for the new Mawlamyine cement plant. Siwertell screw-type unloaders lead the industry and have decades of operational experience and numerous favourable global references.

"The low weight of the unit when compared to alternative unloading systems minimises loads on the jetty and so reduces jetty construction costs," Mr Jeppson adds.

Delivery is scheduled for mid-2015, and will include an enclosed discharge arrangement for transferring coal to the jetty conveyor. The unloader will be delivered in pre-assembled parts, with final assembly, testing and commissioning taking place on site at Mawlamyine.