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Bedeschi awarded contract in Portugal

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SECIL Group has awarded Bedeschi with a contract for the supply of a new pipe conveyor to handle different kinds of alternative fuels at Outão Cement Plant in Portugal.

Bedeschi awarded contract in Portugal

This project further strengthens the co-operation started with SECIL more than 20 years ago and it is part of the major R&D Clean Cement Line Project.

The CCL project aims to bring the Outão cement plant to the forefront of energy efficiency and have the lowest CO2 emissions among the European cement producers. The project is partly funded by the Portugal 2020 Government incentives programme and it aims to develop a new concept of cement production. Bedeschi’s supply to SECIL Group will contribute to eliminate the dependence on fossil fuels. The concept of Industry 4.0 will become essential for the plant’s management for improving efficiency and optimising the processes, therefore a digitalised system will be integrated into the whole plant.

Bedeschi’s engagement in this project is among the activities implemented by the Italian company to contribute to reaching some of the sustainable development objectives, especially environment protection, as established in the Agenda 2030 by the UN. For many years, Bedeschi has been working hard in the direction to achieve these goals. Thanks to research and development in green technology, the company is able to design and produce machines and turnkey installation reaching the highest environmental standards. The company is committed to the fundamental aim: guaranteeing a sustainable model for the future.

The pipe conveyor – with a diameter of 250 mm and conveying length of 350 m – will grant a safe and clean transportation of alternative fuels at a rate of 300 m3/h.

Bedeschi will design and supply the complete pipe conveyor system, delivering the structure in preassembled transportable modules to allow a smooth and trouble-free erection.

The pipe conveyor solution has been selected for this application as a modern and environmentally friendly transport system solving numerous problems associated with conventional conveyor system (i.e. spillage of materials, limitations with regard to steep incline and curve layout, etc.) and transportation of difficult materials.

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