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ESI Eurosilo – Safest Storage on the Smallest Possible Footprint

With the Eurosilo concept, ESI Eurosilo offers logistic control and cost-efficient storage solutions for coal, pet coke, FGD Gypsum and fly ash. Our mission is to deliver the best fit for the needs of end-users, contractors and engineering companies around the globe.

With over 40 years of experience, ESI Eurosilo provides highly automated and fully enclosed storage solutions for the energy industry as well as other major industries. From basic and detail engineering, to procurement, contracting and construction management up to testing and commissioning. Next to designing and building storage silos, ESI Eurosilo offers service and maintenance, periodic inspections and tailor made retrofits to prevent failure and ensure compliance with regulations and policies.

Future Proof Storage Concept

EurosiloThe all-in-one Eurosilo concept is based on storage in silos, ranging up to 100.000 m3, equipped with innovative feeding and reclaiming mechanisms as well as safety installations. Our proprietary reclaim mechanisms are designed to enable flawless reclamation of sticky bulk solids such as FGD gypsum or fine powerdered materials such as fly ash. The maximum control and the enclosed storage meet the requirements of environmental protection agencies, while the small footprint answers up to the space limitations of today's power plants. Compared to open stockpiles or shed storage, a Eurosilo reduces the required ground space to one third for the same storage capacity. With an installed base of 126 storage silos in different industries, we are currently progressing with new units for pet coke, FGD Gypsum and more.

Innovative Material Handling

EurosiloInnovative material handling systems are essential for logistic control. Feeding coal into a Eurosilo happens by means of conveyor belts that transport the coal to the top of the silo. The coal descents into the silo trough a telescopic chute and is distributed evenly on the surface of the stored mass by two screw conveyors on a rotating auger frame. Reclaiming is done at the bottom of the silo, while the screw conveyors rotate in reverse to feed coal into the formed core flow. For FGD Gypsum the proprietary slotted central column provides an open exit channel for this cohesive material. For flawless filling and reclaiming of fly ash and crushed limestone we have developed the unique shutter column system with programmable shutters to handle materials that tend to fluidize.


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Watch this video demonstration of a coal infeed in a Eurosilo.

Customized Configurations

Eurosilos are specifically built to match customer requirements. A range of options is available to customize your silo to your needs.

  • The silo can be built with a steel structure, a wooden inner wall and standard outer wall cladding, as a slip-formed concrete silo or as a steel tank. Tracing and/or insulation of the outer wall are also available
  • Additional dewatering can be achieved through the silo drainage system and an optional vacuum unit
  • The mechanical systems can be equipped with remote control operation, based on data bus systems
  • Extended silo structures for mounting equipment, for example, a dewatering station at the top of an FGD gypsum silo
  • Truck and train loading facilities, including a weighing system, can be constructed directly underneath the silo

These options are a selection of many possibilities. Each silo can be customized to your needs and requirements

Space and Storage Expert Insight

At ESI Eurosilo, we're always eager to share our industry expertise when it comes to storage and space solutions. Our multifaceted knowledge addresses such issues as the fluidization of fine powders, limited space, complications due to humidity, solid fluid handling, and managing cohesive material. Our archive of solved and challenging cases covers the following:

  • Storage solutions for very fine powder
  • Space efficiency for large quantities
  • Storage solutions for hygroscopic material
  • Storage solutions for solid fuels
  • Storage solutions for sticky material

Partnership and Project Management

We are eager to work in close cooperation with customers and technology partners in order to provide a perfect fit for all requirements. Working with us, you'll find a dedicated partner who is committed to finding solutions. Our engineers and project managers are passionate about each touchpoint between material characteristics and storage solutions. The expertise of ESI Eurosilo has been recognized by operators, engineering contractors, consultancy agencies and material handling engineers throughout the energy industry on a global scale.

Contact Details

ESI Eurosilo BV
Newtonstraat 26-28
1446 VR Purmerend
The Netherlands
+31 (299) 630730
+31 (299) 630737
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