Cargotec installs new unloader at Avedore
PORTS: Cargotec has secured an order for a Siwertell ship unloader from Denmark's leading power company, Dong Energy; it will ensure a high-capacity unloading of wood pellets and coal for one of the most efficient power stations of its kind.
Dong Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, has placed an order with Cargotec for a Siwertell type ST 790-D ship unloader. The new unloader will be used to ensure the efficient, clean unloading of wood pellets and coal to Dong Energy's combined heat and power station at Avedøre in Denmark, discharging ships of up to 10,000 dwt at a rated capacity of 800t/h.
Dong Energy, is majority owned by the Danish Government, and says that the Avedøre multi-fuel power station, situated just south of Copenhagen, is one of the world's most efficient of its kind, achieving fuel efficiencies of up to 94 percent.
"Our Siwertell unloader will be an extension of this highly-efficient operation," says Lars-Eric Lundgren, Regional Sales Manager for Cargotec.
"It was chosen for its environmental credentials, which include high levels of efficiency and totally-enclosed bulk transfer for dust-free operations. Our long experience with bulk handling systems was also an important factor in winning this contract."
The unloader will be built and erected in Trieste, Italy and then transported by heavy lift vessel to its operational site in Avedøre. Delivery is planned for beginning of June 2013 and start up between mid August to mid October 2013.
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