ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Alapala completed in December the installation of a 2,000-tpd capacity milling project in Bangladesh.

With completion of this project, Alapala has five flour mill references in the country with a total capacity of 3,300 tpd.

The new mill was completed for one of the leading consumer goods groups in Bangladesh. It is one of the largest milling complexes in the Asian market.

For the turnkey project, Alapala provided project design, process engineering, manufacturing, project management, installation, and commissioning services. Also, Alapala will provide local sales and after-sales services via its representative network in Bangladesh.

The machinery and equipment for grain cleaning, milling, handling, and packaging was supplied and built by Alapala. The milling section consists of four units, each with 500 tonnes of daily wheat grinding capacity, to produce quality bakery flour for domestic consumption.

The flour mill is equipped with the latest technological solutions to meet high sanitation standards. The cleaning section combines mechanical cleaning processes and optical sorting technology.

The flour mill is being managed with the latest automation technologies and process monitoring systems combined with Scada software. Enabling centralized monitoring of the entire process from the wheat intake to flour packaging, the system provides integrated process control and traceability. The system also has an advanced report generation ability providing production data, yield, energy efficiency, etc. information.

The remote connection feature of the automation system also enables the Alapala after-sales team to access the mill any time for technical assistance including inspection, error diagnosis, calibration, and troubleshooting.