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Klaipeda to expand its cement exports

Bega, the operator of seven dedicated terminals for handling various cargoes at Lithuania’s Baltic port of Klaipeda, has been developing cement-loading facilities at the harbour.

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The firm is planning to erect a 3,600t cement silo by the end of the year, and another next year.

The project will enable $NPHQēV &HPHQWDV $&  the country’s only cement producer, to boost its exports to Scandinavia.

“It will make it easier to hold talks with potential buyers in Scandinavia, as our response to their needs will be more flexible and timely. We will be able to gradually accumulate cement at the terminal, rather than bringing the
entire amount needed for the ship by train at one time, as this is rather difficult,” comPHQWHG $UWŗUDV =DUHPED CEO of AC. He added that AC currently delivers about 150,000 tpa of cement to Scandinavia, while the new storage capacity will allow it to boost this to 200,000 tpa.

Earlier this year, Bega contracted German engineering company Claudius Peters (CP) to supply the necessary equipment. In addition to the CC-type storage silos, CP is due to deliver railcar unloading machinery and a pneumatic
shiploader.

With a diameter of 21.5m and height of 27m, each silo will be equipped with a fluidisation system. Railcar loading and pneumatic shiploading will have a design capacity of 200 tph. A size 350 X-pump from CP will pneumatically convey the cement across a distance of 148m.

 

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