Sinoma EE Overseas Development has awarded Aumund Beijing a substantial machinery order for supply to Limak Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. at Kilis/Turkey. Three Aumund belt bucket elevators, five Aumund chain bucket elevators, seven Aumund pan conveyors and five Aumund drag chain conveyors, type Louise, will be installed. The machines are planned for dispatch by the end of this year.
The belt bucket elevators will achieve a conveying capacity of up to 500 t/h. Different types of hot or abrasive bulk materials will be conveyed by the chain bucket elevators with centre distances of more than 30 m. These bucket elevators with forged central chain will be in 24-hour continual operation and have conveying capacities of more than 700 m3/h. The seven Aumund pan conveyors (centre distances between 60 and 104 m) are designed for a conveying capacity of up to 500 t/h. The Aumund drag chain conveyors, type Louise, will be used for the extraction of clinker dust and have a capacity of 40 t/h.
In its 18-year existence, Limak Çimento describes itself as having built up investments and shareholdings in Turkey, Mozambique, the Ivory Coast and Dubai. To date the portfolio of this steadily expanding group of companies includes eleven cement plants with a joint capacity of 8 million t/a of clinker and 14.9 of cement. The Kilis plant is approximately 60 km south of Gaziantep, in the province of the same name in Anatolia.