New ropeway for cement transport in Dotternhausen
Holcim Süddeutschland GmbH is modernizing the approx. 50-year-old, 2.3 km long material ropeway at its cement plant in Dotterhausen. For this purpose, the Swiss company Bartholet Maschinenbau AG is building a detachable mono-cable ropeway with a transport capacity of 450 t/h.
Reconstruction in record time
Since the new ropeway will run on the same route as its predecessor and will also use the same station buildings, the new ropeway could only be built after the old one had been dismantled. In order to keep the interruption of the internal material transport as small as possible, not even two months were available between the decommissioning of the old lift on 03.09.2020 and the commissioning of the new lift on 30.10.2020. The conversion therefore had to be carried out in record time.
Approval of the complete ropeway technology
ROTEC GmbH was allowed to accompany the project from the beginning and carried out the complete acceptance of the ropeway.
Thank you to HOLCIM Süddeutschland GmbH, Bartholet Maschinenbau AG and Ingenieurbüro Schweiger Beratende Ingenieure PartG mbB for the great teamwork!