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Betonex increases capacity

to a new level in Algeria

By investing in a complete, Metso-designed, crushing and screening plant

with a modern dust suppression system, Betonex aims to protect the

environment and its employees and produce high-quality aggregates.

Metso and Betonex have recently signed a contract for the

design, delivery and installation of a complete crushing

and screening plant to Betonex’s new quarry. The job site

is located in El Hamra-Mansourah, in the Bordj Bou Arreridj

region in Algeria.

With the Metso technology, the plant will introduce

state-of-the-art equipment never before installed in

Algeria.

Betonex aims to change the face of crushing and screen-

ing in Algeria with investments in cutting-edge dust sup-

pression equipment to produce the same level of quality

seen in Europe, to comply with the new Algerian legislation

standard, and to protect the environment and the health

of its employees.

The three-stage plant will have a capacity of 500 tons

0/15 mm per hour. Metso’s delivery consists of feeders,

conveyors, crushers and screens, a dust suppression sys-

tem as well as a complete automation system.

For the primary stage, Metso will install a Nordberg

C120 jaw crusher and a PREMIER ES horizontal screen, the

first ones in Algeria.

Previous experience paved the way

for a new order

For Karim Benseba, Associate Manager of Betonex, Metso

is a trusted partner. Benseba had previously invested

in Metso technology in 2008 for the company’s other

operation, El Mehir Agrégats.

He says:

“We chose Metso for a number of reasons, the first

being that we were very happy with the production

and controlled maintenance costs of our first plant.

Secondly, based on our 6 years of experience with

the first plant, we worked closely with Metso’s

design and engineering team at each phase of the

project. The design team brought forward many

improvements and ideas for the new installation;

they really listened to our feedback. We will have

an installation designed and engineered exactly to

our requirements.”

“Aggregates production is the epicenter of

our business, and a large part of the aggregates

we produce is used by the sister companies of

Benseba Group. This is our main reason for invest-

ing in a new Metso installation, but we also want

to become a major supplier to the construction in-

dustry in the region.

“Housing construction programs, the Hauts

Plateaux highway, and the new expressway be-

tween Anhif and Bejaia reflect the will of the gov-

ernment to make this a priority. We compared the

production performance of our first crushing sta-

tion, investment and operating costs.

“We expect the same quality aggregates that

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