2017 has once again been a busy year with many interesting silo installations around the world. Also on the Scandinavian market, there has been increased activities and enterprise, and Cimbria has supplied a number of silo constructions for the feed and food industry.
Marine Harvest – Norway
In recent years we have received a regular number of orders for the extension and completion of silo and conveyor systems originally built in 2013 and 2014. Over the last year we have had the pleasure of extending the second finished product silo with an extra 3,100 m³ of storage capacity for fish feed pellets.
The silo block was extended with five rows of silo cells. First of all, we removed the gable cladding and secured it in a safe place for reinstallation after extension was complete.
The steel work and service floor below the silo bins were extended for the new cells, after which the silo extension was built up, including new roof frames.
After installing the silo, we completed the job with cladding of the new silo extension and refitted the existing gable.
Cargill – Norway
At the EWOS fish feed factory at Bergeneset in Norway, which now belongs to Cargill, we finished the installation of a new bulk silo for fish feed pellets.
The silo consists of 27 storage bins mounted on a tall steel structure, which enables flat storage for big-bags below the silo. The filling of the silo bins takes places by means of an X-Y robot-car moving along and across the silo deck on specially designed rails. Underneath the silo deck, we installed reception bins with the same volume as the moving car, thus enabling them to be emptied very fast. The bins are connected to cascade chutes. Emptying of the silo takes place by means of belt conveyors connected to the existing conveyor system running to the quay for loading onto ships.
The silo walls have a hot-dip galvanized finish which is approved for the storage of fish feed.
The parts for both the Marine Harvest and Cargill orders were delivered directly to the sites by ship from the port in Thisted.
BKI – Denmark
At BKI in Aarhus, Denmark, we completed the installation of a new silo block for the storage of coffee beans. The new silo plant is an extension of an existing silo block, which had already been extended a couple of times previously.
Two tunnels between the silo decks connect the old silo and new silo. These tunnels ensure good accessibility and are also used to connect the conveying systems.
The new silo is installed above an existing warehouse that continues to be used as a warehouse. The new silo block consists of 14 silo bins for quarantine, 28 bins for raw coffee and 28 bins for roasted beans. All the bins are fitted with speed-retarding, cascade chutes in order to handle the beans as gently as possible.
Together with the silo plant, we installed conveyor systems for filling and emptying that were all integrated into the existing plant. At the same time, a new dosing and weighing system for the new silo plant was installed and connected with stainless steel pipes. The silo bins and conveyors were all delivered as equipment certified for food and specially configured for coffee beans.