Europe's largest modular silo facility
The cutting-edge module silo facility in Chur can only be described using superlatives and grand figures. The complex is home to five silos with a total capacity of 2,300 m3 of salt and a brine system with 80,000 litres of ready-to-use brine. The facility ensures winter services keep running on almost 80 km of the A3 motorway between Reichenau and Bad Ragaz – including the cantonal roads in the surrounding valleys – as well as the city of Chur.
Project management had to draw up 400 plans for the 17,000 components in the facility. About 40 semi-trailers transported more than 300 tonnes of material to the construction site by the motorway junction at Chur Süd.
«Logistics presented the greatest and most interesting challenge in this project, particularly the precise scheduling of the lorries. We had to meticulously coordinate the unloading of the semi-trailers, crane operation and construction work of the silo facility.»Project manager Sascha Aerne
Facts and figures
|Ground area:||505 m2 (18.1 x 27.9 m)|
|Net weight:||Approx. 300 t (without base)|
|Parts:||17 000 pcs|
|Volume:||Silos: 2 300 m3 salt||Brine storage tank: 80 000 l brine|
|Weighing:||Measurement by weight using
strain gauges on the
Benefits of the shared facility for the canton of Grisons and the city of Chur
- Use of synergies
- No unnecessary journeys
- Site in a prime location
- No trips to the city centre to fill the vehicles
- Time savings
- Higher storage capacity to cover the whole winter
- Joint salt purchasing at more favourable terms
- Ultra-modern facility for everyone
An interview with Christian Ryffel
Discover more about what the works manager at the Chur silo site has to say about the facility and working with BL Silobau AG in an interview in our news magazine (in German).