Metso to supply railcar dumper technology to Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership
Metso Corporation's press release on October 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply railcar dumper technology to Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership, which operates a coal storage and loading terminal located at Roberts Bank, Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The terminal is the largest coal export facility and the largest dry bulk terminal on the west coast of the Americas. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Metso's delivery includes equipment for railcar unloading lines. Metso will provide three new 240 kip wire rope positioners and a new rotary railcar dumper and a replacement rotary railcar dumper, both to include all new hoppers, feeders and gates. The contract comprises the design, supply, installation and commissioning of all equipment.
"What makes the project special for us is that this will be the first Gemini positioner system with positioners on both the exit and entrance ends of the dumper. In this way the system can automatically index trains with mid-train locomotives. Each line will be able to handle 64 cars per hour," says Tim Sexton, Manager, Product Support, Metso.
Metso's delivery will be completed during 2012. The order is included in Mining and Construction Technology's third quarter 2011 orders received.
Westshore Terminals has been the leading name in coal exporting facilities in Canada since 1970. It is Canada's No. 1 coal export facility, and this project will raise its throughput capacity to an anticipated 33 million metric tons of coal per year.
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
For further information, please contact:
Richard Schmitz, Vice President & General Manager, Bulk Materials Handling, Metso, tel. +1 412 269 5227
Tim Sexton, Manager, Product Support, Mining and Construction Technology, Metso, tel. +1 412 269 5140