Planning assistance and
customer satisfaction with equipment and services previously supplied by
Cargotec help to win order in the face of stiff competition
Cargotec has signed a contract with the Lithuanian stevedoring
company Bega to supply electro-mechanical cargo handling equipment for a grain
and animal feedstuffs export/import terminal at the port of Klaipéda in
Lithuania. Fertiliser and other bulk cargo may also be handled in the future.
“The Cargotec belt conveyor system employed in this project
features low power consumption and handles material ‘gently’, resulting in the
minimum of material breakage,” said Arne Nyström, sales manager for bulk
terminals at Cargotec. “It is also easy to keep clean, so there is no admixture
when changing between different cargoes.”
The contract calls for a ship loader, belt conveyors, slide
gates and diverter gates, a variety of scales, rail wagon/truck loading
systems, dust filters, electrical switchgear, power and control cables with
installation material and a process control system including human/machine
interface and supervisory control and data acquisition system.
Cargotec is also responsible for all the associated detailed design work.
The system will have two intake lines rated at 500 tonnes
grain/hour for receiving grain from rail wagons and trucks and conveying it
into two flat storage buildings with total storage capacity of 160 000 m³.
Another intake line with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes grain/hour will convey
grain and animal feedstuffs from ships into the two storage buildings. Ships
will be unloaded using an existing grab crane.
For transferring material from the storage facility to rail wagons
and trucks there will be one line with a capacity of 500 tonnes grain/hour, and
for transfer into up to Panamax size ships via a ship loader there will be one
line with a capacity of 1500 m³ (1,200 tonnes grain)/hour. The second ship
loader is foreseen to be installed in future
“We won this contract against stiff international competition
and a factor in this success was the quality of the assistance that Cargotec
provided during the initial planning phase,” said Arne Nyström. “Furthermore,
Bega has been very pleased with the performance and reliability of a ship
loader for handling fertiliser previously supplied by Cargotec, along with the
support and services provided over the years.”
Following the delivery of equipment in April/May next year, there
will be a construction and installation phase of about four months with the
plant scheduled to be ready for operation by September 2011.