Storage and unloading solution for major Lithuanian port company

At the end of March 2018, Claudius Peters successfully commissioned a silo and discharge equipment solution to Bega, one of Lithuania’s first private stevedoring companies based in the Port of Klaipeda, a seaport located in Klaipeda/Lithuania. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the only cargo port in Lithuania. It serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport. Regular passenger ferry lines connect to Kiel, Karlshamn and other European cities.

The Claudius Peters supply comprised a rail car unloading system and a storage silo with pneumatic conveying for ship loading to unload three railcars simulta-neously up to a capacity of 200 t/h. The storage silo is a Claudius Peters 3300T Conventional Cone (CC) cement storage silo 27 m high, 12.5 m in diameter equipped with a silo bottom fluidization system, and has a capacity of 2700 m3.

A compact silo design means that this type of silo bottom needs less fluidization equipment and as a result less energy compared to other conventional silos. It guarantees excellent discharge characteristics, even for materials which are difficult to fluidize. Other bulk materials, like gypsum, quicklime and lime hydrate can also be stored and discharged with the CC silo.

The pneumatic conveying system utilizes a size 350 Claudius Peters X-pump and enables a total conveying distance of 205 m. Originally the project was based on a conveying distance of 148 m. During the project phase the customer decided to use two different quays with a conveying distance of 148 m and 205 m. Together Bega and Claudius Peters were able to fulfil this special requirement.

Related articles:


New terminal order for Lithuania

Lithuanian stevedoring company Bega has awarded a contract to Claudius Peters for the supply of silo and discharge equipment. The specialist in the handling of dry bulk cargoes, Bega, is located at...


Fly ash terminal for Moerdijk

Vliegasunie placed an order for a fly ash terminal with Claudius Peters at the beginning of 2011. A milestone was the visit to the Claudius Peters Technical Centre where a full scale silo section can...

7-8/2014 INDONESIA

Silo order from PT Semen Padang

In May 2014 Claudius Peters Projects from Buxtehude/Germany was awarded a contract by PT Semen Padang to supply two new cement storage silos for their new Indarung VI plant. PT Semen Padang was...


New order from HeidelbergCement in Russia

For the modernization of their plant in Slantsy/Russia, the HeidelbergCement-owned cement plant OJSC “Cesla” has awarded a contract to Claudius Peters Projects for the conversion of four existing...


New packing plant order for Claudius ­Peters Projects from Vietnam

After a very short project phase Holcim Vietnam, a member of LafargeHolcim, awarded a contract to Claudius Peters Projects for the delivery of a new packing plant for their Thi Vai plant. Holcim...