20 September 2019

New grain storage elevator in the Kursk region


In August 2019, the first stage of the elevator complex for storage, acceptance and shipment of cereal crops, grain legume crops and oil crops with a capacity of up to 35,000 tons of grain per year was put into operation in the Otreshkovo village (the Kursk region).

In November 2019, it is planned to start and put into operation the second stage of silos for grain storage. The total capacity of the grain terminal will be up to 56,000 tons of grain per year. Within the project, 2.5 km of own railway tracks have been laid from the Oreshkovo railway station to the elevator complex. Up to 130 freight cars can be placed on the railway tracks at the same time. The shipment capacity of the grain elevator complex is up to 60 freight cars per day. While loading into the freight cars, grain is sampled and analyzed automatically.

The elevator complex is controlled by means of the automatic control system based on the Siemens industrial processors (Germany). The highest quality of grain storage is provided by the automatic ventilation system and fumigation system using European equipment and materials.

In July 2019, the shipping terminal began to work on the sender's route rail shipments. The first route consisted of 50 freight cars, which today is the highest volume of grain among the major shippers.