New 100,000t silo for Vassiliko Cement Works

New 100,000t silo for Vassiliko Cement Works
Published: 02 September 2016

Vassiliko Cement Works is scheduled to take an additional clinker silo into service in 18 months' time at its cement plant near Limassol, Cyprus. The new 100,000t structure is currently being constructed by Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH of Germany.

Under a semi-turnkey contract covering the construction of the additional 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 pan conveyors with a capacity of up to 600tphare used for the transportation 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 transportation and silo system.

The earthworks and concreting for the silo foundations will be carried out by local companies. “We are delighted that we were able to convince Vassiliko with our complete package of machine supply, integrative design and site.

Vassiliko Cement has made considerable investments over the past decade, installing a cement grinding plant with vertical mill, a kiln line with a clinker capacity for 2Mta and a clinker silo with a capacity of 100,000t. The plant was first established here in 1963, and Vassiliko has been operating it since 2011 with a kiln capacity of 6000tpd. Approximately 50 per cent of the production is exported through its own port.