Buhler to build, update facilities in Saudi Arabia

by World Grain Staff
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UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — The Buhler Technology Group announced on Aug. 16 that it has been awarded a large-scale contract worth a total of CHF 110 million ($106 million) in Saudi Arabia.

Buhler said the contract is related to Saudi Arabia’s plan to privatize its grain mills in the coming years, which to date have been managed by the government. The operator of the plants, the governmental Grain Silo and Flour Organization (GSFMO), thereby plans to satisfy the rapidly growing and high requirements of the country’s grain flour market.

The order comprises two sub-projects. In Mecca, Buhler said it has been contracted to build a new CHF 90 million facility, which will have a processing capacity of 1,200 tonnes per 24 hours. In the port of Jeddah, the Buhler will modernize a plant with a capacity of 450 tonnes per 24 hours for a contract volume of CHF 20 million.

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