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KMZ Industries to supply non-standard 15,000-tonne silos to elevator under construction in Poltava region

KYIV. Sept 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – KMZ Industries (Poltava region) will construct for Lannovska MTS LLC (Kumy village, Poltava region) four tanks with a total capacity of 15,000 tonnes on the territory of the elevator in Lanna village (Poltava region), the project involves the construction of non-standard reduced-diameter silos, the engineering company said on its website on Friday.

According to the manufacturer, the current project is the second stage of cooperation between the companies. In 2016, KMZ built an elevator complex for this customer for 45,000 tonnes of one-time storage.

The second stage of cooperation includes the supply and installation of two silos with a capacity of 5,000 tonnes, one for 3,000 tonnes and one for 2,000 tonnes, as well as transport equipment – chain conveyors and bucket elevators with a capacity of 100 tonnes per hour.

"The fact is that the site for the installation of these tanks is not only limited in size, but also gradually decreases due to the narrowing of the railway track located here. Therefore, each next silo should be of a smaller diameter than the previous one, while their height should to remain significant – the same 29 m as the previously installed silos, so that the transport chain for them is located at the same level," the company said.

KMZ Industries said that to meet the agreed technical conditions, it produced silos with a diameter of 11m, 14m, and 18m (2 units). Thus, the diameter of the 11-meter silo turned out to be almost three times less than its height; to ensure sufficient strength and reliability of the granary, a number of improvements were made to its design, such as thickening the outer panels and installing additional wind rings.

According to the company, the launch of the second stage of the Lannovska MTS elevator is scheduled for October. KMZ Industries said that the increase in elevator capacities will allow the agricultural company not only to cover its economic needs, but also to attract agricultural crops from third-party donors.