The Czech petrochemical corporation Unipetrol, a subsidiary of Polish Orlen group, has awarded Germany’s Talke a contract for the engineering and construction of a logistics facility at its location in Litvinov. The contract, worth CZK 700 million (about $ 29 million), is part of new polyethylene unit project (PE3), the biggest investment in the history of the Czech petrochemical industry. The overall PE3 project costs are estimated at CZK 8.5 billion (about $ 355 million).
Christoph Grunert, director logistics Europe at Talke, commented, “It is not only our biggest European construction project to date. This assignment also proves our strategy true, to support the chemical and petrochemical industries with high-quality logistics consulting, design and engineering - along with our transport and logistics operations.”
Unipetrol named Talke as general contractor for the construction of a logistics facility to handle and package an annual volume of 270,000 tonnes of polyethylene type HDPE granules. The project includes the construction of a battery of 40 storage silos with a total capacity of 16,000 tonnes, the extension of an existing packaging hall, the installation of suitable machinery for bag filling, pallet packaging and truck loading. Also, the pneumatic conveying system for the transfer of product from the production site to the storage silos as well as new offices, cloakrooms and social facilities for the new logistics terminal are subject to the contract.