Tornum receives turnkey order in Sweden

by World Grain Staff
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KVANUM, SWEDEN — Tornum announced on Feb. 14 that it has received a turnkey order for a new drying and storage facility for Hörby Lantmän located in the south of Sweden. 

The facility consists of a new building containing a grain dryer, intake and unloading, outdoor silos for grain storage and a Tornum grain cooler. The new grain facility is an extension of the existing plant delivered by Tornum eight years ago.

The project includes outdoor silos for both wet and final storage of grain. With the new extension, Hörby Lantmän has a capacity to handle 50,000 tonnes of grain per year, an increase of 50%.

The dryer is a Tornum continuous mixed flow dryer, HR6, with heat recovery, and has a capacity of 52 tonnes per hour when drying grain from 19% to 15%, using 85°C drying temperature. The heat source is direct gas. Tornum’s heat recovery dryer with up to 30% heat recovery has had big success on the European market.

The grain cooler included in the project is a Tornum grain cooler, type TGC100, which will be used to cool wet grain prior to drying and dried grain that will be stored.

“The sales process has taken some time but we have had a good dialogue with Hörby Lantmän and the discussions have always been positive,” said the salesman Johan Pålsson.

The manufacturing has already started and the first delivery is planned mid-March. The plant will be in operation during the harvest in August.

The plant is planned and prepared to be extended with an additional HR dryer with the same capacity as the dryer now delivered and additional outdoors silos for final storage.

According to the chief executive officer of Hörby, Olof Persson, Tornum is the only Swedish supplier of drying plants that have the capacity and expertise to deliver a facility of the magnitude now being delivered to Hörby Lantmän.