Our country is one of the largest exporters of grain in the world. Since 2015, the grain harvest in Russia has exceeded 100 mln tonnes, and it is set to be at least as high in 2017.
The total grain storage capacity in the country is 118 mln tonnes. By 2030, Russia's grain harvests may increase to 150 mln tonnes per year.
Despite this impressive performance, only 40% of the country's grain elevators meet modern requirements for the storage and proper preservation of grain. Meanwhile, it is estimated the country has a 20–30% shortage of grain storage facilities, which is being partially compensated by importing steel grain silos.
Therefore, the obsolete and worn down grain storage capacity amounting to 24 mln tonnes needs to be modernised, and new grain storage facilities for up to 31.5 mln tonnes need to be constructed.
Aluminium Association experts estimate that this objective can be achieved by constructing aluminium grain storage facilities, which offer lighter weight compared to their steel counterparts, high reflective capacity and heat conductivity (thus ensuring that the temperature inside the silo remains more or less constant and moisture condensation can be kept to a minimum,) as well as ease of transportation and installation, and metal consumption per tonne of grain stored which is 1.7–2 times less than for steel grain silos.
If you are interested in taking an active part in the implementation of this project and in financing its further development, email your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note saying Aluminium Grain Silos.
Currently, we're looking for the first customer and for potential manufacturer of aluminium grain silos in Russia.
Once a manufacturer has been selected, aluminium grain silos will be designed, manufactured, and delivered to customer sites.