Ocrim completes projects in Algeria
April 22, 2013
by World Grain Staff
SETIF, ALGERIA — Ocrim said in April that it recently completed projects for milling companies in Algeria.
Ocrim completed a 5-tph feed mill for Sarl Ennassaa in Setif, Algeria. Previously, Ocrim supplied a 100-tph durum mill for the company in 2000.
Ocrim also supplied two cleaning sections for Sarl Semoulerie Soummam Grani including soft wheat lines with a capacity of 14 tph and a durum wheat line with a capacity of 18 tph. The two cleaning sections are designed to improve flour and semolina production quality.
In addition, Ocrim is supplying a new soft wheat mill with a capacity of 180 tph, a durum mill upgrade to 200 tph and a new semolina plant with a capacity of 200 tph.
Agriculture is a major part of Algeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) and is a major source of employment. Much of the land area is suitable for the cultivation of wheat.
Initially, the Algerian milling industry was strictly and exclusively managed by state companies such as Sempac and Eriad. But an expansion of private companies started in the 1980s, Ocrim said.
Ocrim said it has a large share in the Algerian milling market thanks to plants built for state organizations in the 1980s as well as recent facilities it has completed for private companies.