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Siwertell technology chosen as best fit for South Texas cement handling operations

27 Sep 2018

Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order from US-based GCCM Holdings LCC to supply a high-capacity ship unloader for South Texas Cement’s terminal in the US port of Corpus Christi.

The Siwertell ST 640-M unit will have a continuous rated cement-handling capacity of 1,500t/h and will be able to unload ships of up to 60,000 dwt.

“GCCM and South Texas Cement made the decision that their new terminal would be best served by a mechanical unloader,” says Patrik Henryson, Sales Manager, Siwertell. “The factors considered by the companies during the decision process included unloading times, venting requirements, electrical demand, capital and lifetime maintenance costs, ship size, and storage capacity.”

“Siwertell’s demonstrated ability was a large factor in the decision to choose them for this project,” says Earl Ingram, President of GCCM Holdings and South Texas Cement. “Machine size and unloading rate were extremely important. This particular machine is well within the operational range of many other machines that Siwertell currently has in service, and when combining all of the deciding factors that led to choosing a mechanical unloader, it was apparent that Siwertell was the best fit for our needs.

“We especially like the high rate of unloading combined with the versatility to handle various ship sizes.”

The unloader is currently being built and will be delivered fully-assembled by heavy-lift ship to the port. Siwertell will supervise its commissioning and the unit is expected into operation in June-August 2019.

 

Please contact us for more information

Sales Manager, Latin America

Patrik Henryson

+46 702524634

patrik.henryson@bruks-siwertell.com

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Director of Marketing Communications, Bruks Siwertell Group

Emily Brækhus Cueva

+46 706858023

emily.cueva@bruks-siwertell.com

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