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ELKON supplies concrete plant for Lebanon dam project

First publishedin Aggregates Business International
November December 2018
Turkey-based ELKON is providing the concrete batching plant for the huge Jannah Dam Byblos project in Lebanon. Brazilian company Andrade Gutierrez, in cooperation with long-standing partner ELKON, is constructing the huge dam which has 38million m³ of water storage capacity. The Jannah Dam Byblos is located on the Nahr Ibrahim River, about 30km north of Beirut, and was designed as an arched gravity dam providing the supply of water in Beirut and surrounding areas.

The design and production capabilities of ELKON’s specially adapted Elkomix-200200 concrete batching plant will produce a total of 1.3mn m³ of concrete for the project.

The concrete plant comprises 4x50m³ aggregate bins and double ELKON twin shaft mixers with 7500/5000 l capacity designed for RCC (roller compacted concrete) production and has an RCC production capacity of 400m³ of concrete in an hour. ELKON says the RCC twin shaft mixers are specially designed for the project. They contain many modifications for fully efficient mixing of RCC dam concrete, which is a challenging mixture, and have special mixing paddles and arm design.

There are four separated aggregate weighing conveyors under 4x50m³ capacity aggregate bins, where aggregate weighing is done simultaneously for both mixers.

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