Telestack International, an Omagh-based engineering company, has won an export contract worth almost £900,000 to design and supply two shiploaders for a Canadian company.
The deal was signed following Telestack’s visit to the recent ConExpo quarrying and mining show in Las Vegas in a delegation organised as part of missions by Invest Northern Ireland’s Materials Handling sector to expand export sales.
The contract is for the bespoke design and supply of two rail mounted shiploaders for Ascot Resources in British Columbia and will be used for loading panamax vessels with 75,000 tonnes capacity of sand and aggregates destined for the Californian market. The two shiploaders have a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per hour each and have been custom designed after intensive consultation with the client.
Telestack is among 12 companies on Invest NI’s latest trade mission to the Indian business centres of Mumbai and Chennai, which is being led by Lord Diljit Rana, honorary consul for India in Northern Ireland.
Ulster University’s International Office and Department of Computing and Engineering are also represented on the mission. The university has strategic alliances with similar institutions in Mumbai and Chennai.