CF Industries Port Neal Expansion, Seargent Bluff, IA USA

The project as a whole is a 2 billion dollar Urea Expansion for CF industries in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. The plant will be one of the largest producing urea facilities around the world and is currently the largest financial investment in Iowa history. It currently has 4,500 plus employees and the project has every aspect of the construction field out there.  It contains heavy concrete, heavy steel, heavy industrial piping, heavy electrical and substation work, huge equipment setting(some weighing 1 million pounds plus), and multiple commercial corporate offices.

JSC "Agrosphera," Murmansk, Russia


The JSC "Agroshera," Murmansk, Russia fertilizer storage and shipping complex located at the Port of Murmansk was designed and installed by Knight Industrial Equipment.  The facility includes an elevated rail unloading station capable of unloading four 100 ton cars at a time.  The material conveyed at a rate of 1200 TPH includes Diamonium Phosphate, Ammonium Nitrate and other fertilizer ingredients weighing 50-70 lbs. per cu. ft.

After the material is unloaded it is conveyed by belt to one of three 15,000 ton concrete Dome Storage Buildings, also supplied by KIE, or directly to ships.  Reclaim Tunnels are located through each storage Dome and the entire facility is enclosed for protection against severe climate.  Temperatures often drop as low as -35 degrees centigrade.

The entire materials handling system was manufactured in the USA and loaded on Russian Freighters at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, FL.  Even the pre-cast concrete reclaim tunnels were produced in Florida and shipped to the Port.  Due to the extreme temperatures, special attention in design was given to the mechanical, electrical, and structural components.

Blue Circle cement, Harleyville, SC  USA

The Blue Circle Cement, Harleyville, SC Raw Material Handling System was designed and installed on a turnkey basis by KIE.  It includes belt conveyors, weigh feeders, hoppers, storage silo, magnets, scales, dust collectors, metal detectors and much more.  Products handled include marl, clay, iron oxide, bottom ash and flyash.

This system, along with modifications to the mill itself, allowed Blue Circle to double its production.  KIE has supplied similar Material Handling systems for Blue Circle at their Atlanta, GA and Calera, AL plants since this facility was installed.

krehling industries, Ft. Myers, FL  USA

The entire Materials Handling System for RMC-Krehling Industries Ready-Mix Concrete Batch Plant located in Ft. Myers, Florida was supplied by KIE on a turnkey basis. Knight has also supplied a duplicate plant to Krehling in Port Charlotte, FL. The facility also includes a drive-over truck unloading station, concrete storage silos, automatic material handling systems and provisions for a new block plant to be installed in the future.

Since 1984 Knight has worked with Krehling Industries, supplying new Batch Plants, Paver Plants, reconditioning older plants and designing and building Material Handling Systems.

Holnam Cement, Holly Hill, Sc  usa


This is a bottom Ash Material Unloading system capable of handling 150 TPH of material weighing 60 PCF. The equipment consisted of two ( 2 ) 40 ton Truck Dump Unloading Hoppers and two ( 2 ) SVEDALA Tractor Type 48" wide x 16 ft. long Apron Feeders charging one 60" wide pit Unloading Belt Conveyor that in turn charges a 48" x 700 ft. long transfer belt conveyor having multiple convex and concave vertical curves. This 48" conveyor delivers the Ash material direct to the Mill.

Cargill Fertilizer, Tampa, FL  USA

This Reclaim Ship/Rail Loadout & continuous batching system was designed and supplied for the purpose of handling 750 TPH of DAP, MAP & GTSP fertilizer materials. Prior to the commissioning of this equipment, the ship loading procedure was preformed by charging a string of Rail Cars at each on-site warehouse location, then transporting this material by rail car to the Port loadout facility approximately 2,000 ft. away. As a result, the net material handling capacity of this system peaked at 120-125 TPH, and it required approximately 60 people to perform this duty. Once the New Reclaim & Loadout system was placed in operation, the capacity jumped significantly while reducing the manpower requirements at the same time. As an added bonus, the reduction in demurrage charges alone justified the capital expense for this project.