Phoenix supplies the longest conveyor belt on earth for the transport of crushed limestone from India to Bangladesh

PHOENIX Conveyor Belt Systems GmbH of Hamburg, Germany and PHOENIX Yule Limited of Kalyani, India have been awarded a multi million dollar contract for the supply of 35km of Phoenocord steel cord conveyor belts for the Lafarge Surma Project in India/Bangladesh.

It is a single flight operation without booster drives incorporating the longest conveyor belt on earth. This extremely long conveyor belt, type 800 / St 2500 – 6/6 X, will carry up to 960t of crushed limestone per hour from the mine site in Meghalaya/India to the cement plant in Chattak/Bangladesh. The cement plant will produce 1,2 million t/a.

The 17km conveyor track runs for about 7km across hilly terrain, to the international border of India, and then another 10km in the farthest northern part of Bangladesh. The belt runs elevated at a height of between 5m to 15m. The conveyor belts will be shipped on 89 reels, which are up to 4.4m long and 3.4m high, containing up to 500m of conveyor belt each.

The conveyor belts will be spliced at two stations, one each in India and Bangladesh, under the supervision of Phoenix engineers later this year.

This order is another impressive entry in the list of PHOENIX world records which already includes the strongest, steepest, heaviest and highest capacity conveyor belts.