From July 2019, Bedeschi finalized the corporate merger for the integration of ONT – Officine Nastri Trasportatori (based in Bergamo) and Bedeschi Handling (based in Genoa), already part of the group. Even if this operation contributes to optimise the operating, financial and administrative management of the companies involved, it keeps the headquarters and facilities and completes the acquisition of know-how, specific for belt conveyors and plant engineering, started a few years ago.
Bedeschi strengthens its presence worldwide with the new subsidiary in Moscow (in addition to those in the USA, Morocco, India and Dubai). Bedeschi Russia will actively contribute to the project management of the new Oteko project in Taman. The project consists of the supply of a fully automated coal export terminal with a total aggregated capacity of more than 50000 t/h on the six loading lines. The supply includes bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers, several kilometers of conveyors and shiploaders. The system allows the blending of different types of coal.
Furthermore, Bedeschi will be one of the companies involved in the former Ilva project, now ArcelorMittal, the plant that is going to be one of the most advanced and environmentally-friendly facility in Europe. The company from Padua was awarded the supply of the stacking and reclaiming system inside the Primary Parks (mineral and fossil). The supply of the new machines, along with the extraordinary work of parks safe confinement, still ongoing, will have a key role in reducing the dust spillage toward the city, with a remarkable energy saving and improving the efficiency of the production and the reliability of the whole plant. Already at its production phase, the plant will be operational by spring 2020, and will involve many local contractors for its installation.