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Twin-shaft batch mixer used for construction of Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide

September 2020
On Germany's most impressive construction site in Grünheide, Brandenburg, the US company Tesla is building its latest gigafactory for electric cars. The project worth several billion euros is to be completed in record time, with the first electric cars rolling off the assembly line as early as summer 2021. The construction of this gigantic factory requires huge amounts of concrete. To guarantee the required quantity, the plant operators involved also rely on high-performance mixers from BHS-Sonthofen. But what if a spare part is needed for these mixers? Every second counts in a case like this.

Twin-shaft batch mixers for Vietnam’s first offshore windfarm project

August 2020
Bac Liêu Province Wind Power Plant in Vietnam is Asia’s first large-scale coastal wind energy project. Operating since 2013, it is being expanded continuously. During the current third expansion phase, 71 turbines are being constructed. The challenge of this project can literally be found at the bottom of the sea: the cement bases for the wind turbines cannot simply be produced on land and then placed in the ocean. Instead, they have to be poured directly into the ground, using a floating platform. To this end, a mobile batching plant was installed on a dredge. At its heart are two twin-shaft batch mixers from BHS.

All-in for quality and reliability: Grange Quarry relies on twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen for Crossdykes Windfarm turbine bases

August 2020
In a very rural and isolated area near Eskaldemuir in Scotland, Grange Quarry Ltd is supplying concrete for a ten-turbine windfarm on behalf of a Scottish energy provider. The mobile plant for this task is provided by RSD Concrete. The challenge: Grange Quarry required large quantities of concrete in a very short time for the concrete bases. To ensure pour speed and a quick turnaround, Grange Quarry relied on a twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen.

DKXS mixes concrete for tunnel segments of the Grand Paris Express

July 2020
It is Europe’s largest public transportation and infrastructure project: The construction of the Grand Paris Express lines. Approximately 75 percent of the new 200-kilometers-long track will be running underground. In a new concrete plant built by EMCI, a DKXS 3.0 is mixing fiber concrete for the tunnel segments.

Producing concrete for a 700,000 square meter long dam

July 2020
The Netherlands is protected from flooding by a 32 km long dam: the Afsluitsdijk. This impressive structure – the total area of which is around 700,000 square meters – is in the process of being completely modernized and expanded. For this purpose, innovative concrete blocks from Holcim Coastal B.V. are being used. To ensure the blocks are of an equally high quality, they opted for strong partners in terms of mixing technology and plant engineering: BHS-Sonthofen and Loke BV. BHS is delivering the mixer for the expansion of the production facility in Alphen aan den Rijn, where the concrete for the project is to be mixed. Loke BV took over the construction of the plant.

On the fast track: BHS installs twin-shaft batch mixers in only 2.5 days

July 2020
When plant manufacturer Tublorom was urgently looking for a replacement for a defect mixer of its customer Arcada at the Galati site in Romania, BHS-Sonthofen delivered the required machine in the shortest time possible. A total of just twelve days passed from the initial inquiry to the resumption of concrete production. Of this total, BHS needed only two and a half days for the complete installation of the twin-shaft batch mixer type DKXS 1.67.