The silo farm with 28 silos is the heart of the logistics plant for the storage and handling of polyethylene granules. The new logistics complex is fed directly from the production facility and is designed to handle up to 220,000 tonnes of polyethylene a year. The new facility on the premises of the petrochemical division of Bratislava-based Slovnaft includes warehousing and packaging capacities, offices, traffic routes and manoeuvring areas. In addition, Talke’s design comprises two bagging lines, three loading stations for bulk cargo and the product transfer lines leading from the degasification silos to the storage silos.
Slovnaft has invested more than €300 million in the manufacturing of basic plastics. Much of the budget was earmarked for construction of the new LDPE line, which exceeded €200 million. Furthermore an ethylene unit was overhauled, from which raw materials will be produced for manufacturing polyethylene and polypropylene. The new LDPE4 unit is scheduled to start this year.