Hürth | 10.07.2012

TALKE constructs Logistics Facility for Slovnaft

Hürth/Bratislava, 10.07.2012. The Slovakian Petrochemical Division of Slovnaft Group, Slovnaft Petrochemicals, s.r.o. has awarded TALKE a contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a new logistics facility. At a projected price of € 22 million, this is one of the largest TALKE construction projects thus far.

ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services was named as general contractor for the construction of a logistics facility to process and handle polyethylene granules. The new logistics facility will be built on the grounds of the Bratislava-based company’s industrial complex. The project is planned to include, amongst others, a silo complex with 28 silos, a large building for packaging and warehousing, Office building, and space for traffic and shunting. In addition, two bagging lines and two bulk loading devices will be installed, as well as a pneumatic conveying system downstream of the degassing silos. The facility is planned to handle 220,000 metric tons of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) per year.

Completion is planned for the second quarter of 2015. The project comprises an initial phase for authority engineering after which the building permit is expected to be granted in early 2013, and construction work is planned to begin then.

“This logistics facility is the first project that we will carry out in Slovakia,” announced Christoph Grunert, Director Logistics Europe at TALKE. “At a price of € 22 million, it is also one of our biggest European construction projects to date.”

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