AUMUND Discharge System type CENTREX® CTX with internal drive – View through the hollow girder onto the drive unit
Canal Sugar is constructing a new sugar production plant near Beni Suef. It is the largest agro-industrial project in Egypt since 1952. The Canal Sugar Refinery will be able to process 5.4 million tons of sugar beet per season. AUMUND Fördertechnik already supplied the CENTREX® Discharge System type CTX 8000, which has a diameter of 8 m, in March this year. The CENTREX is in ATEX (explosion proof) design and will be installed in a silo which extends approximately 65 m underground.
The silo holds around 400 000 tons of refined sugar and is therefore the largest of its kind in the world. The discharge capacity of the CENTREX® is up to 300 t/h of sugar, which will be transported onwards to the packing plant by the AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyor type BZB 1400/400. The BZB is approximately 145 m long with a vertical lift of about 103 m. The second AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyor ordered by Canal Sugar is of the type BZB 1600/400 and has a capacity of up to 400 t/h. It will operate as a collecting conveyor under the sugar centrifuges.