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Aumund builds new 100,000t silo

Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH is leading a project to build an additional clinker silo at a cement works close to the coastal town of Limassol in Cyprus. The silo, with a capacity of around 100,000t, will be constructed over the next 18 months for Cypriot cement producer Vassiliko Cement Works.

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Vassiliko has made considerable investments over the past 10 years, installing a cement grinding plant with vertical mill, a kiln line with a capacity for 2 Mtpa of clinker, and a clinker silo with a capacity of 100,000t.


The plant was first established at the site in 1963, and Vassiliko has been operating it since 2011 with a kiln capacity of 6,000 tpd. Approximately 50% of the production is exported through its own port.


Under a semi-turnkey contract covering the construction of the clinker silo, complete with conveyor bridges, transfer towers, superstructures, loading silos and supports, Aumund is responsible for the technical organisation and coordination. Back in 2008, Aumund had already won the order to supply conveying equipment for clinker.

KZB-type pan conveyors with a capacity of up to 600 tph are used for the transport of clinker from the kiln to the clinker silo, and from the clinker silo to the loading silos. Material chutes and feed points are equipped with filters
to keep the plant substantially dust-free.

Aumund’s scope of supply and services also includes all drive units and instrumentation, as well as the complete plant design and the supervision of all installation work on site up to commissioning of the clinker transport and silo
system. The earthworks and concreting for the silo foundations will be carried out by local companies.

Site work was due to begin in September, and the commissioning of the complete clinker transport and storage system is planned for the end of 2017.

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