Colonial Receives New Cement Unloader 

Bruks Siwertell has completed the installation of a new high-capacity Siwertell ship unloader at Colonial Group’s Georgia Kaolin Terminals in Savannah, Ga. The fully enclosed screw-type system delivers efficient, dust-free cement handling, supporting the company’s strategy for sustainable cement import growth. 

“This Siwertell unloader is a great machine, ideally suited for the terminal,” said Bengt Svensson, contract manager, Bruks Siwertell. “It will play a significant role in helping Colonial achieve its ambitious efficiency and environmental goals; early feedback has been extremely positive.”

Bruks Siwertell worked closely with Colonial and its engineering team to develop a customized solution that would successfully integrate with the existing infrastructure at the terminal. The flexibility of the unloader technology enables it to handle various designs and capacities of geared vessels, and supports Colonial’s switch from bagged cement deliveries to bulk. 

“Colonial now benefits from the terminal’s increased unloading capacity, which in turn delivers faster vessel turnarounds on the jetty, and with that, cost-savings,” Svensson said. 

The Siwertell 490 F-type ship unloader offers high through-ship efficiencies and a rated cement handling capacity of 800 tph, discharging vessels up to 55,000 dwt.

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