Since July 2018, fenaco has been managing 50,000 cubic metres of storage space at Auhafen in Birsfelden for Grain, Oilseeds, Feedstuffs (GOF). The independently managed silo enables the efficient handling of agricultural goods.
Every day, the Auhafen harbour efficiently handles the necessary supplementary imports (protein and grain) for our customers by all means of transport. Auhafen is also LANDI Reba’s grain collection centre for the domestic harvest in the region around Basel.
By operating the silo in the Auhafen harbour, fenaco GOF contributes to the country’s economic supply. On behalf of réservesuisse, compulsory storage quantities are held in the silos for any emergency supply phases.
In line with fenaco’s principle – “We organise our business activities in an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable way.” – the facility is strongly focussed on transshipment from ship to rail. The efficient rail infrastructure and direct access to the motorway for camions will relieve Basel city traffic on the roads.
The agreement with the Energy Agency for Industry (EnAW) to increase energy efficiency emphasises the facility’s claim to sustainability.
First grain reception from the region
Unloading of first ship of 2000 tonnes of protein
Hand-over to building contractor
End of construction work
Start of construction
Demolition permit and start of demolition
Choice of construction companies
Submission of building permit
Settlement of legal matters such as easement agreements, detailed planning, engineering
Consolidation negotiations, building rights negotiations, preparation of rough project planning
Takeover of building rights from Sibelco (sand processing company)
Key data on the silo
Dock with unloading crane 250 to/h
Unloading and loading capacity: 250 tonnes/hour
Transhipment directly from ship to rail possible
Camions acceptance capacity: 150to/h
Camions loading for self-purchasers from four loading cells of 60m3 each
16 round silos à 650 m3 and 6 gusset cells à 60 m3
23 honeycomb cells à 1600 m3
Drying system Continuous dryer with hot air recovery and automatic drying system
Cell cooling system and temperature monitoring