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30.03.2020 Conveying systems for world’s largest sugar silo

AUMUND Fördertechnik, Rheinberg, Germany, has won an order to supply bulk handling equipment to Canal Sugar, the Egyptian subsidiary of Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar, one of the world’s largest sugar producers. The equipment comprises a type CTX 8000 CENTREX® discharge system with a diameter of 8m and two AUMUND bucket apron conveyors. Intense negotiations between the Al Khaleej Sugar Group and the AUMUND branch office in Dubai led to the award of the order. The CENTREX was delivered earlier in March and the two bucket apron conveyors, which will be fabricated in stainless steel, are scheduled to be on site before the end of this year.

Canal Sugar is constructing a new production plant near Beni Suef, which is believed to be the largest agro-industrial project in Egypt since 1952. The Canal Sugar refinery will be able to process 5.4 million tons of sugar beet per season. The CENTREX is in ATEX (explosion proof) design and will be installed in a silo which extends approximately 65m underground.

The silo holds around 400,000t of refined sugar and is the largest of its kind in the world. The discharge capacity of the CENTREX is up to 300t/h of sugar, which will be transported onwards to the packing plant by the type BZB 1400/400 bucket apron conveyor. The BZB is approximately 145m long with a vertical lift of about 103m. The second bucket apron conveyor ordered by Canal Sugar is of the type BZB 1600/400 and has a capacity of up to 400t/h. It will operate as a collecting conveyor under the sugar centrifuges.


AUMUND discharge system type CENTREX CTX with internal drive, of the same design as the unit supplied to Canal Sugar

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