Siwertell loaders ordered for Black Sea grain terminal

by World Grain Staff
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HELSINKI, FINLAND — Cargotec announced on Dec. 2 that it will be supplying three new Siwertell loaders for the major Ukrainian port of Illichevsk.

The company will deliver three stationary Siwertell SBL 1600 loaders for installation at a grain terminal in the Ukrainian port of Illichevsk. The belt-type loaders, which are designed to handle vessels of up to 100,000 dwt, each have a grain loading capacity of 2,000 tonnes per hour. It will be possible to use two loaders simultaneously.
Ola Jeppsson, Siwertell sales manager at Cargotec, said this is an important breakthrough into the Ukrainian grain market for Cargotec. 
"The Black Sea region in general and Ukraine in particular is a hub for grain export and it has many new bulk export facilities at the planning stage. The Illichevsk terminal is the first grain terminal in the region using Siwertell equipment,” Jeppsson said. “This order will improve our chances of winning further contracts. Illichevsk Grain Port chose the Siwertell system because it represents an excellent technical solution at a reasonable price. The system will be designed to minimise dust and eliminate spillages.”
The new loaders will be delivered in pre-assembled sections suitable for shipping. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2014. The final mechanical construction work, electrical installation, testing and commissioning will be carried out on site under the supervision of Siwertell engineers.