Cargotec to supply cement-handling equipment for Raysut Cement


Updated Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Oman: Finnish handling system provider Cargotec Oyj has won a contract to deliver a Siwertell unloading and conveying system for Raysut Cement at Duqm and Sohar ports.

The order includes a road-mobile Siwertell 10 000 S unloader unit and a road-mobile Siwertell PumpMaster blow pump conveying unit and it also covers commissioning, supervision and spare parts. The combination of screw type unloader and blow pump conveyor provides low energy consumption of mechanical unloading due to pneumatic conveying.

The system has a conveying capacity of 300t/hr. "This is a particularly high value, considering that the distance from the unloader and blow pump unit to the silo top is 270m with an elevation of 40m," commented Peter Göransson, Siwertell Sales Manager.

In June 2013, Raysut Cement approved four expansion projects worth a total US$24m. One of these entails the construction of a cement terminal at Duqm Port, including two silos with a capacity of 4000t. The terminal is set to become operational in the second half of 2014. Another project envisages the establishment of a cement terminal at Somalia's Berbera Port, as a joint venture with an unnamed local partner. The facility will have three silos, each with a capacity of 4000t.