Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has announced the successful delivery, commissioning and recent entry into operations of a new mobile Siwertell unloader for Kuwait-based Acico Construction Co. It was ordered in June to help meet the region's growing cement demands and is now operational in Kuwait's second largest port, Shuaiba, located south of Kuwait City.
The trailer-based, diesel-powered Siwertell 5 000 S road mobile unloader is fitted with dust filters and a double bellows system for uninterrupted operations. It was built in Sweden and is now unloading cement at a rated capacity of 300tph.
The Siwertell road-mobile unloader was originally developed for handling cement, although it can comfortably handle a wide variety of dry bulk materials, explains Jörgen Ojeda, director, Mobile Unloaders, Siwertell.
"Previously, Acico has enjoyed very positive experiences operating Siwertell mobile unloaders belonging to third parties. This was an important factor in helping the company to conclude that it would like to own and operate its own unit," he adds.
ACICO Construction, part of ACICO Industries Company, was founded in 1990 and has experienced sustained and steady growth, says the company. In 2012, it won the Arabian Business Magazine award for 'Green Building Company of the Year', highlighting the company's aim for good environmental credentials.