Poland: Cemex Chelm benefits from new RDF shredders at EkoPaliwa

Poland: Cemex Chelm benefits from new RDF shredders at EkoPaliwa
Published: 19 July 2016

Tagged Under: RDF Weima Poland Cemex 

EkoPaliwa, a waste recycling company in Chelm, Poland, commissioned Weima to install two Powerline 3000 single-shaft shredders with hydraulic drive used in secondary shredding in its plant to produce alternative fuels.

Cemex requires the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for its Chelm cement plant that is situated adjacent to EkoPaliwa. The shredded waste will ensure Cemex is self-sufficient in terms of fuel supply at all times.
 
To meet the demands of the project,  a single Weima PowerLine 3000 single-shaft shredder, including sorting and separation systems, was initially commissioned. The demand for RDF, however, grew and exceeded the quantities produced at the plant, the company says. Not more than a year passed before EkoPaliwa doubled its capacities and purchased another Weima PowerLine 3000 shredder with 350kW drive capacity. Today, 16 workers in a two-shift operation are employed in Chelm. The waste recycling plant is monitored by four teams around the clock.
 
All the input material comes from Poland. Around 18,000t are delivered on the premises every month. The main suppliers are local waste disposal companies and private companies.