ACC Ltd. is 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 tpd. The BEUMER Group as the main (EPC) contractor received a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC 1250 x 175.3 m. With a distance between the centres of 175.3 m, this is currently 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 171m. The enormous size of this system enables a flow rate of around 600 tph to be achieved, ensured by high-quality steel wire belts of particularly high strength.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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