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Silobau Thorwestern to provide silo in Hanko

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A cement import terminal is currently being built in the harbour of Hanko, Finland. It will serve as the distributor for concrete factories in the area.

As part of this huge project, Silobau Thorwesten has received an order from IBAU HAMBURG for the delivery of a cement silo. Its assembly began in early October 2016. It is a bolted steel silo with 5000 m3 volumetric capacity, which can be disassembled non-destructively in case of relocation. The assembly at site can be executed with a minimum of personnel and shall be finished within 3 months from the start.

IBAU HAMBURG is responsible for the delivery of the conveying and loading systems for truck loading, and for the delivery of machine technology for transport by sea with self-discharging ships. Following completion, the silo can be charged directly from the bulk carrier using pneumatic conveying. Underneath the silo the silo trucks will be positioned on a weighbridge and can be charged from 6 loading bellows at once without manoeuvring and in the shortest possible time.

Dimensioning has been a particular challenge for the engineers, because silos for such material quantities are usually made of concrete rather than steel. However, the terminal operator chose to use the steel silos due to the possibility of trouble-free disassembling and relocation of the silo, which would save enormous costs over demolishing the concrete type.

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