Ukraine. Nibulon nearing completion of new elevator complex


Nibulon, one of Ukraine's largest grain exporters, is finishing the large-scale construction of its complex for shipment of grain and oilseeds as part of its's transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. 

The company began construction November 2017 with the support of the International Finance Corporation.  The terminal will have a capacity of 43,000 tonnes.

On March 12, The flow and transport system, including high-productive conveyor and elevator equipment,  supplied by Bühler, was installed. The system was tested and can move up to 500 tonnes per hour and ensures the processes of internal movement of grain and shipment on vessels.

Specialists have also assembled equipment in the headhouse. They are assembling a loading ramp for water transport shipments.

Buhler flow and transport system
The Bühler flow and transport system installed can move up to 500 tonnes per hour. 

Meanwhile, the specialists have already installed screws intended for removal of a residual cone of grain in silos. In addition, the grain storage capacities are equipped with devices to control grain moisture and temperature inside facilities remotely. It is important when ensuring agricultural commodity storage quality.

The weather conditions were an issue in early March but improved allowing for access for the silos to be concreted. The specialists are preparing to concrete the rest of the territory of the new complex. 

The cargo berth reconstruction is at the final stage and is scheduled to be completed by March 20. The specialists are finishing preparations for concreting of the upper deck of the tenth section of the berth. 

"We would remind you that the berth reconstruction provides for its extension from 104 meters to 222 meters," Nibulon said. "Due to this, the berth space at the transshipment terminal will attain almost 800 meters, thereby enabling us to handle up to five vessels simultaneously."


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