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
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.
“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
“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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