OCRIM supplying JSC Mafka mill

by World Grain Staff
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CHELJABINSK, RUSSIA — In late 2010 OCRIM signed a contract in Cheljabinsk, Russia with JSC Makfa, which specializes in the production of pasta, flours, oil and baby foods, to supply a new 400-tonne-per-24-hour soft wheat milling plant.

The plant will be installed in an existing building located in the city of Kurgan, Russia, which is one of the more ancient Siberian cities as well as important point of the Tran Siberian railway. Ocrim said the development of the Russian economy, together with the increased importance of the rural-alimentary sector in the international scenario, has permitted the concretization of strategic co-operations for the development of the market and population.

Considering the above, the mill has been designed to use 20 stainless steel roller mills (two of which are superimposed), three square plansifters type SFX 830, and four stainless steel purifiers. The cleaning section will include color sorting technology.

The delivery of the materials is foreseen for the beginning of June 2011, while the erection work will end at the end of this year, with the objective of having a fully operating mill by February 2012.

The plant will be equipped with highly sophisticated control systems and automation, designed by OCRIM, to facilitate the management, operation and maintenance of the mill.

With this operation and its contract with Infolink/Colussi in October 2010, Ocrim said it has achieved a unique result in Russia in 2010. OCRIM noted it has developed strong relationships with two of the most important food companies in Russia.

Ocrim noted it is continuing its partnership with JSC Makfa in supplying the company a second milling plant. Ocrim first built a 330-tonne-per-24-hour mill in Cheljabinsk, Russia in 2005.