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Lime plant Blaubeuren, Germany
Planning period


Year of constrution


Services provided by Kottmann GmbH
  • Structural steel and concrete design
  • Geotechnics with micropile foundation
  • Building permit
  • Tendering
  • Site supervision
Scope of design

New construction of 3 steel plate silos for railway loading

Technical data
  • 3 steel plate silos diameter 4,8m, height 12,5m; each 425 t bulk material capacity
  • Steel substructure (LxWxH) approx. 15 x 5,5 x 6,2 m
  • Total weight of steel construction and silos: approx. 115 t

For the storage and shipping of various lime products, the expansion of the loading facility became necessary through the construction of 3 additional loading silos at Eduard Merkle GmbH & Co.KG. The supporting structure is founded on rock and anchored in the limestone with micropiles against uplift forces.

The silos are bolted steel plate bins that stand on 4 silo supports and are weighed with weighing cells.

The substructure is a hot-dip galvanised steel construction with high-strength pre-stressed bolted connections.

The Kottmann team provided the planning and supervised the construction process from preliminary design to final acceptance.