BMH Marine to send six ship unloaders to Saudi Arabia

by Teresa Acklin
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   BJUV, SWEDEN — BMH Marine AB received an order for six pneumatic ship unloaders recently for ports in Saudi Arabia. The contract is worth about U.S.$7 million, according to BMH Marine.

   The customer, a rice miller and distributor in Jeddah, will handle all bulk grain stevedoring operations at Jeddah Islamic Port and recently won a contract for the discharge of grains and other commodities at Yanbu Port on the Red Sea.

   Each of the six state-of-the-art BMH PortMaster pneumatic ship unloaders are capable of servicing bulk carriers of up to 100,000 dwt at a handling rate of 200 tonne per hour, BMH Marine said. The unloaders, which will be in operation in the year 2000, will handle grain imports — mainly barley — for animal feed production in Saudi Arabia.