Mill Equipment Supply

Mill Equipment Supply

Mill equipment supply encompasses the transportation and packaging operations for a project. The supply network must ensure safe and timely delivery of mill equipment from the manufacturer to the plant commissioning site. Large scale projects usually require customized packaging, handling and transportation solutions. While an optimized supply network can help with significant capital savings, errors during this process could lead to commissioning delays and unforeseen cost increase if any equipment is damaged.


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.

Batch 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.

Reduction in Inventory Cost
Reduction in Storage requirements
Faster Commissioning of the plant - Commissioning of the plant can commence in parallel with the mill equipment supply phase resulting in significant time savings.

Inland Transportation Management

Transportation requirement specification
Transportation Schedule requirements
Transportation Services sourcing and management
Administration control to ensure successful transportation and proper material handling

Shipping Transportation Management

Area/Container specification for sea transportation
Transportation Schedule requirements
Shipping vessel sourcing
Administration control to ensure proper material handling at loading port

Equipment Inspection and Custom Clearance

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.,

Our team works with Custom Clearance Agencies to minimize delays and ensure on-schedule delivery.

Packaging and Material Handling

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.

Equipment design includes fixtures to endure multiple loading/unloading cycles
Administration of material handling operations to ensure correct practices during loading and unloading
Primer material coating to avoid rusting during transit and commissioning
Packaging conforming to requirements of different countries
Optimized packaging procedures including oil coating, polythene coating, wood packaging etc. to ensure safety of equipment and minimize handling failures