The mill equipment is subject to various inspections, custom clearances and multiple transportation modes including inland, sea and air transportation before it is delivered to the plant commissioning site. Each of these processes can pose a unique challenge. At Sider, through our years of experience in transportation of large scale equipment, we have developed a methodology that allows our customers to have maximized cost savings. At the same time, we have evolved practices that help mitigate all risks at every stage of the supply network to ensure successful and on-schedule delivery.
Equipment required for a project has different manufacturing lead time. If all equipment is shipped together, storage of equipment with shorter lead time can result in added cost. In addition, shipping of all mill equipment together requires increase in surface transportation resources and also poses the risk of adequate area allocation on the shipping vessel.
In order to ensure seamless delivery and cost savings, we use an optimized batch delivery approach to transport and ship equipment as it finishes manufacturing and validation stages.
Before shipping, all our mill equipment undergoes independent inspection conducted by SGS or Bureau Veritas (or equivalent agency nominated by the customer), the leading international inspection service firms, to ensure quality and to certify that the equipment meets regulatory requirements. www.sgs.com, www.bureauveritas.com
Our team works with Custom Clearance Agencies to minimize delays and ensure on-schedule delivery.
During the entire transportation network, the mill equipment goes through multiple loading and unloading cycles. The equipment is also subject to varying moisture and temperature levels during transit. Therefore, it is essential that the equipment is designed, packaged and handled adequately to endure all the mechanical and environmental stresses and ensure that no damage is caused to the equipment.
At Sider, we use the interdisciplinary knowledge from our engineering design and equipment supply team to ensure that all risk areas are carefully assessed and mitigated using a combination of robust design, packaging and handling practices.