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US rail unloading system contract for Metso

Metso rail unloader

Company to deliver rotary railroad car dumper system to CSX Transportation export terminal in Maryland

METSO have been awarded a contract for the design, supply and installation of a railroad car dumper system for CSX Transportation in the US.

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, and 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.

Larry Gelo, director of equipment design at 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.’

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.

Moreover, overall efficiency of the dumping operation will be improved through the use of Nolan car movers mounted on the dumper barrels, to spot the loaded cars as well as eject the empty cars.

‘We are very pleased about this order,’ said Bob Kaib, vice-president of bulk technologies at Metso. ‘As the leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, CSX are a very important customer to us.

‘We have provided them with equipment, parts, and services throughout their network in the US. The new dumper system to be delivered to Maryland will enable CSX to significantly improve the overall efficiency of their dumping operation.’

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