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Cargotec wins Lithuanian bulk handling contract

Helsinki, Finland based 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.


Bega has been very pleased with the performance and reliability of the Siwertell loader installed in 2002. The new loader is virtually identical.
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.
Two intake lines
The system will have two intake lines rated at 500 tonnes of grain per hour for receiving grain from rail wagons and trucks and conveying it into two flat storage buildings with total storage capacity of 160,000 cubic-metres.
Another intake line with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes of grain per hour will convey grain and animal feedstuffs from ships into the two storage buildings. Ships will be unloaded using an existing grab crane.
Loading Panamax ships
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 1,500 cubic-metres (1,200 tonnes of grain per hour). The second ship loader is foreseen to be installed in future.
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.

Dick Ziggers

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