Ocrim supplies Libyan mill

by World Grain Staff
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CREMONA, ITALY — Ocrim recently announced that in 2010, it signed a contract with the Benghazi, Libya-based National Flour Mills Company (NFMC) to supply a “turn-key project” soft wheat mill with a capacity of 650 tonnes per 24 hours. NFMC is a Public Organization operating in Libya’s Cyrenaica region, and it has three important milling plants in Tobruk, Benina and El-Marj. Ocrim supplied the equipment for these mills.

The contract includes supplying the machines, installation, civil works and one year of technical assistance through specialized millers, electricians and mechanics. The project also includes the revamping of a wheat silo — that was originally supplied by Ocrim in 1974 — with the capacity of 30,000 tonnes. Ocrim noted that the revamping of the silo will increase the loading capacity from 50 tph to 200 tph.

Ocrim noted its rich history in the Libyan market dates back to 1958 when it supplied a turn-key flour mill in Tripoli. The company said that with this project it consolidates its position in Libya

The new mill is slated to be fully operational in the 1st semester of 2011.