Metso says it has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and installation of a railroad car dumper system for CSX Transportation in the USA.
The new twin cage tandem rotary car dumper system will be used for the unloading of coal from railroad cars at the CSX Curtis Bay Export Terminal, in Baltimore, Maryland. The system is expected to be operational in October 2021.
The delivery includes two complete dumper barrel assemblies, a complete hopper system with grizzlies, a unit train positioner operation, and installation. Metso said the order has been booked in its June quarter 2020 orders received.
Larry Gelo, Director of Equipment Design, CSX, said: “We have a long-standing business partnership with Metso. We selected them for this project because of their technical expertise and for providing the best long-term value for our company.”
Metso said: “Thanks to its innovative design, the new dumper system to be delivered to CSX will not only allow for the rotary dumping of loaded railroad cars but also the unloading of bottom dump cars.”
Overall efficiency of the dumping operation will be improved via the use of Nolan™ Car movers that are mounted on the dumper barrels to spot the loaded cars as well as eject the empty cars, Metso added.
Bob Kaib, Vice President, Bulk Technologies at Metso, said: “As the leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, CSX is a very important customer to Metso. We have provided them equipment, parts, and services throughout their network in the USA. The new dumper system to be delivered to Maryland will enable CSX to significantly improve the overall efficiency of their dumping operation.”
Metso says it is a global leader in dumper technology with over 400 dumper system deliveries throughout the world.