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13.04.2020 Conveying of bauxite in Greece

AUMUND Fördertechnik, Rheinberg, Germany, has won an order to supply one of its arched plate conveyors to Mytilineos SA in Agios Nikolaos on the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. This is the location where the Mytilineos metallurgy and technology group operates a plant which produces aluminium in a two-step process.

After mining and processing the bauxite, Mytilineos produces alumina from the enriched ore, which forms the basis for the electrolytic production of metallic aluminium in Agios Nikolaos. The conveying process in the plant consists of discharging bauxite from a silo, and onward transport to a rod mill by an AUMUND arched plate conveyor type BPB 250-1200, which will be delivered this summer. This is a specialised requirement in terms of both the material and the application. In designing the conveyor, AUMUND had to take into consideration the specific material properties of bauxite, such as abrasiveness, dustiness, angle of repose and also the fact that it can sometimes be sticky.

A major advantage in winning the order was being able to arrange the customer’s visit to a cement plant in Volos, where a similar AUMUND arched plate conveyor is in operation.


An AUMUND arched plate conveyor in Volos, Greece, similar to the one being supplied to Mytilineos

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