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Europe’s longest conveyor for French cement factory - continued

Europe’s longest conveyor for French cement factory

In a first step, 13 rolls of one kilometre weighing 20 tonnes each were shipped from Volos to Fos-sur-Mer on the French Mediterranean coast.

From there they were transported in a spectacular heavy duty truck convoy over 360 km to Montalieu.

In Montalieu the team from ContiTech France and the service team from HQ in Northeim, Germany, were on site to assemble the belt.

"We did the job in two stages and spent a total of two months on location," says Jan Poppe, Head of Field Service International.

Together, the team spliced the 13 sections of belt to each other – in the middle of winter, no less.

The 250 tons conveyor belt is now in operation, powered by three electric motors delivering 250 kW each.

In normal conditions, the belt can transport up to 700 tons of limestone an hour. At maximum capacity, it can shift as much as 1,000 tons.

The belt has officially been in operation since mid October.

We’re more than happy with the way this project has turned out. With Techmi and ContiTech, we had two extremely competent partners by our side

says M. Eric Galloy, project manager at Vicat.


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Rotating Pipelayer on Pipeline Extension

Rotating Pipelayer on Pipeline ExtensionThe first Volvo Construction Equipment rotating pipelayer to get to work in Saudi Arabia is helping to build a pipeline extension through the vast Khurais oilfield.

The Khurais Megaproject is a recent addition to the Kingdom’s vast production facilities, comprising of the Khurais, Abu Jifan and Mazalij oilfields.

Development of a new pipeline extension through the Khurais field is now underway, supporting Saudi Aramco in maintaining a reliable supply of gas to meet the demands of domestic customers in the central and western regions of the Kingdom.

A PL4608 rotating pipelayer from Volvo Construction Equipment, the first machine of its kind to get to work in the region, is being used to ensure the project runs smoothly.

The pipeline extension will cover a distance of 150 km, and is scheduled to take 27 months to complete. The PL4608 will lay 56 inch pipe, starting at the east-west pumping station number one and running to pumping station number three.

The extreme conditions of the Arabian Desert presents several unavoidable challenges. Summer temperatures average around 45°C, and highs of 54°C are often recorded. Regular sandstorms also prove problematic for the equipment working on the project.

The PL4608 has been built to withstand these extremes. This machine is also suited to the type of pipe used on the project – its hydraulically variable undercarriage, which expands by 500 mm (19.6 inch), provides a highly stable operating platform when working with 56 inch pipe.

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