In September this year Siwertell, part of Cargotec, received and delivered an order for a road mobile unloader for Jah Multi Industrial Ltd, based in Banjul, Gambia. Following its delivery from Sweden, the unit was commissioned and taken into commercial operation at Banjul in November.

The trailer-based, diesel-powered, Siwertell 10 000 S road-mobile unloader with double bellows system and dust filter will be used to unload cement at a rate of 300t/h.

"Our customer investigated the market very carefully and came to the conclusion that a mechanical unloading system would best suit its needs," says Jörgen Ojeda, Director, Mobile unloaders, Siwertell.

"After evaluating the different products available from a number of manufactures, Jah Multi concluded that a Siwertell unit would provide the best solution. This decision was based on a number of references and an appreciation of our long and extensive experience in the mobile unloader market."

Siwertell is experiencing strong, sustained demand for its road mobile unloaders, particularly for handling cement. "The cement market is quite volatile and demand may arise in areas which, due to lack of infrastructure and functioning logistics, can pose serious obstacles," explains Mr Ojeda. "In such areas our mobile unloaders are usually the first to 'hit the ground running' because they require almost no infrastructure to start up a cement import operation."

Originally developed for cement, Siwertell's range of totally-enclosed road mobile unloaders offers clean, reliable, efficient unloading operations for cement and many other dry bulk commodities.