Siwertell ship unloaders, loaders operating all over the world
March 01, 2000
by Emily Wilson
The light weight and high unloading capacity of the BMH Siwertell unloader were the decisive factors in its selection for a facility in Manzillo, Mexico, in 1999 by Comercializadora La Junta S.A. de C.V. of Guadalajara. The unloader, an ST 640-type F/OB unit supplied by BMH Marine AB, has a capacity of 1,150 tonnes per hour and is in use for grain cargoes arriving in Panamax-size ships.
The first Siwertell unloader, which is based on screw technology, was supplied to the Netherlands in 1974. Today, Siwertell grain unloaders are in operation in more than 15 countries around the world. Sizes and capacities range from fully road-mobile, 200- to 300-tph units for ships and barges up to 5,000 dead weight tonnes to heavy-duty machines with capacities up to 1,500 tph, suitable for vessels up to 120,000 dwt.
BMH Marine recently developed a pneumatic grain unloader, the PortMaster. This new unloader is available in sizes and capacities up to 600 tph. The first six PortMaster units, ordered by a company in Saudi Arabia, have a capacity of 200 tph for use with ships up to 100,000 dwt.
BMH Marine also supplies complete grain terminals and a wide range of products for conveying and handling, including chain and belt conveyors, bucket elevators, cleaning and weighing equipment and all other equipment for grain and agribulk handling applications.
Based in Sweden, BMH Marine is part of the BMH Division of Babcock International Group PLC, listed on the London stock exchange. BMH Division specializes in materials processing technologies and engineering.
P.O. Box 566
S-267 25 Bjuv, Sweden