Sweden-headed Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order from Mexico’s Gramosa Agroalimentos SA for a high-capacity unloader to serve the company’s new agri-bulk terminal located in the Gulf of Mexico port, Port of Veracruz. The totally-enclosed, rail-mounted, Siwertell ST 640-M unloader offers a rated capacity of 1 200 tonnes per hour and will handle grain, corn, soya bean meal and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
In a statement from Gramosa Agroalimentos, the company said that the Siwertell system was selected after considering many factors and multiple equipment comparisons. The analysis included operating principles and mechanisms, investment costs, as well as operating costs. One important factor considered was cargo loss and damage.
We will handle a number of different grains at the new terminal such as corn, rice, wheat, soya beans and canola seeds. The low conveying speed of the Siwertell screw-type unloader means that the grain is not damaged during handling, which will give us added value and differentiate us from our competition, the company said
The new unloader will be delivered fully-assembled from China and will then be tested and commissioned on site in Veracruz by Siwertell. It is expected to be operational in mid-2019.
Although the selection analysis took four months, it was actually an extremely quick process. Our first meeting with the customer, via a local contact, was in November last year and the unloader was ordered by February this year. I think this speaks volumes about the performance of our equipment and the service that we offer as company, commented Patrik Henryson, Siwertell Sales Manager.