Canal Sugar, subsidiary of Al Khaleej Sugar, is constructing a new sugar production plant near Beni Suef. It is the largest agro-industrial project in Egypt since 1952. The Canal Sugar factory will be able to process 5.4mnt of sugar beet per season. Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, already supplied the Centrex® discharge system type CTX 8000, which has a diameter of 8m, in March 2020. The Centrex (Fig.5) is in ATEX (explosion proof) design and will be installed in a silo which extends approximately 65m underground.
The silo holds around 400,000t of refined sugar and is therefore the largest of its kind in the world. The discharge capacity of the Centrex® is up to 300t/h of sugar, which will be transported onwards to the packing plant by the Aumund bucket apron conveyor type BZB 1400/400. The BZB is approximately 145m long with a vertical lift of about 103m.
The second Aumund bucket apron conveyor ordered by Canal Sugar is of the type BZB 1600/400 and has a capacity of up to 400t/h. It will operate as a collecting conveyor under the sugar centrifuges.