Supplying 13 MB Screening Buckets to meet the needs of Caucasus Pipeline Project


13 screening buckets of its MB-S18 S3 model

The 430-mile South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border.

At full capacity, and after additional stages of development, it is envisaged that the pipeline will export over 32 billion cubic yards of gas a year. At the border, the pipeline links up to the Turkish-built extension, joining the SCP to the domestic supply grid at Erzurum.

The SCP was built in the same corridor of land as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline through its passage in Georgia. It is buried underground. The SCP carries natural gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea to customers in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

The expanded SCP system will tie into the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Eastern Turkey border which, in turn, will connect with the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) at the Western Turkey border some 1,180 miles away. The TAP crosses Greece and Albania, and continues under the Adriatic Sea to Southern Italy. The total length of TAP is about 540 miles.

MB Crusher, as partner in the development of the South Caucasus Pipeline and Trans Anatolian Pipeline, is now providing 13 screening buckets of its MB-S18 S3 model (one of the largest MB screening attachments) for operations development in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

The MB-S18 S3 screening bucket is designed for excavators weighing between 44,000 and 77,200 pounds, making it an ideal choice for this project. It is capable of reusing recovered materials and is particularly useful in road work, construction and maintenance of pipelines. The MB-S18 S3 allows the entire process to be completed without transporting excavating materials within environmental regulations.

MB’s screening buckets are also designed with a conical shape that allows contractors to increase their production performance and screen the collected material without additional residue. The buckets have interchangeable modular panels with different sizes, depending on the needs of the project.

The MB-S18 S3 can be implemented with the magnet to assist contractors with separating steel and the dust suppression kit to allow contractors to work in residential areas or areas with strict environmental regulations.

With 13 of these screening buckets, the SCP and TAP team will be able to work quickly and efficiently.