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21 April 2016

Beumer supplies world's highest bucket elevator to ACC

First published20/04/2016
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Beumer belt bucket
Beumer belt bucket are among the highest in the world. (Picture credit: Beumer Group)
ACC, part of the Lafarge-Holcim Group, is benefiting from the construction boom in India.

Because of this, the Indian cement manufacturer has expanded the capacity of its factory in Wadi in the south Indian state of Karnataka to 13,000tonnes/day.

The Beumer Group as main EPC contractor has got a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC 1250 x 175.3m. With a distance between centres of 175.3m, this is currently the highest in the world.

ACC’s decision is said to be the the result of the reliable performance of the bucket elevators supplied by beumer Group to the same client in the past with heights of 174m and 171m.

The enormous size of this system enables the flow rate of around 600tonnes/hour to be achieved, ensured by high-quality steel wire belts of particularly high strength.

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