Claudius Peters Storage and unloading system supplied to BEGA

Storage and unloading solution helps move cargo for major Lithuanian port company

At the end of March 2018, Claudius Peters successfully commissioned a silo and discharge equipment solution to BEGA, Lithuania’s first private stevedoring company based in the Port of Klaipėda, a seaport located in Klaipėda,

Lithuania. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the only cargo port in Lithuania. It serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport. Regular passenger ferry lines connect to Kiel, Karlshamn and other European cities.

The Claudius Peters supply comprised a rail car unloading system and a storage silo with pneumatic conveying for ship loading to unload three railcars simultaneously up to a capacity of 200 t/h. The storage silo is a Claudius Peters 3300T Conventional Cone (CC) cement storage silo 27 metres high, 12.5 metres in diameter equipped with a silo bottom fluidization system, and has a capacity of 2700m3.

A compact silo design means that this type of silo bottom needs less fluidization equipment and as a result less energy compared to other conventional silos. It guarantees excellent discharge characteristics, even for materials which are difficult to fluidize. Other bulk materials, like gypsum, quicklime and lime hydrate can also be stored and discharged with the CC silo.

The railcar unloading system was designed to unload three railcars at the same time to a capacity of 200 t/h.

The Claudius Peters 3300t type Conventional Cone (CC) cement storage silo is 27 meters high with a diameter of 12.5 metres, equipped with a silo bottom fluidization system, and has a capacity of 2700m3.

The pneumatic conveying system utilizes a size 350 Claudius Peters X-pump and enables a total conveying distance of 205 metres. Originally the project was based on a conveying distance of 148m. During the project phase the customer decided to use two different quays with a conveying distance of 148m and 205m. Together Bega and Claudius Peters were able to fulfil this special requirement.

Mantas Kazlauskas, Technical Director at BEGA Stevedoring Company said:

"We are impressed by Claudius Peters’ well-structured and fast engineering. CP is a very reliable partner, they are exactly the kind of supplier we were looking for."

Mr Frank Siebert, Sales Director of Claudius Peters said:

We were delighted to partner with BEGA, who are a forward thinking company with an impressive record of success, which adds further strength to our position in the Baltic region. Our solution based approach suited our customer's needs precisely and we look forward to a long and continued working relationship”.

With more than 3,000 silo systems sold worldwide, Claudius Peters is a major contributor to the current international standards for silo design. For further information on Claudius Peters storage silo solutions, click here.

About Bega:

Klaipeda stevedoring company BEGA is the first private Lithuanian stevedoring company, founded in 1992. Currently, it is one of the most modern stevedoring companies in the Port of Klaipeda, providing cargo handling, storage and other transport and logistics services.

The company specializes in the handling of dry and liquid bulk products. BEGA has created all the necessary port infrastructure and superstructure, installed modern automated loading/unloading, transportation and storage technologies for the handling of dry and liquid chemical, construction, food industry, agricultural and other products. BEGA offers a full range of logistic solutions, including port services, freight forwarding, distribution, transhipment, HUB-port services, ship agency, packing of bulk products and others.

About Claudius Peters

For more than a century, Claudius Peters has been producing innovative materials handling and processing systems for the global cement, gypsum, steel and alumina industries. Claudius Peters was a member of the British Babcock group from the mid-20th century, until being acquired by the British privately-owned global industrial group Langley Holdings plc in 2001. The company is headquartered near Hamburg, in Germany with regional offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia.