Beumer supplies one of the world’s highest bucket elevators to Indian cement manufacturer
The Associated Cement Company Limited (ACC), part of the Lafarge-Holcim Group, is also benefiting from the construction boom in India. The Indian cement manufacturer has therefore expanded the capacity of its factory in Wadi in the south Indian state of Karnataka to 13 000 t/d. The Beumer Group as the main (EPC) contractor has received a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC 1250 x 175.3 m. With a distance between centers of 175.3 meters, this is currently one of the highest in the world.
ACC’s decision is the result of the reliable performance of the bucket elevators supplied by the Beumer Group to the same client in the past with heights of 174 m and 171 m. The enormous size of this system enables a flow rate of around 600 t/h to be achieved, ensured by high-quality steel wire belts of particularly high strength.