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Global grain storage and handling projects
Suppliers busy with expansions, greenfield projects across the world.
Webcor Group is in the final phase of constructing a grain storage project in Lobito, Angola, at a port facility, with the help of AGI EMEA. The strategic project could serve as southern Angola’s hub to export grains to nearby countries.
AGI EMEA supplied new steel storage silos and refurbishment of the existing handling equipment at the concrete silo facility located next to the new silos. The facility has an overall capacity of 48,000 tonnes based on wheat, with the possibility of expansion to 64,000 tonnes.
Biotech Farms wants to reinvigorate local farming on the Mindanao island in the Philippines with its new paddy-to-rice processing facility. Initial discussions about the project started in 2014 with Bühler, based in Uzwil, Switzerland. Following land preparation and equipment delivery, the project was commissioned in phases between 2018 and 2019. The Biotech complex can receive up to 600 tonnes of paddy per day from local farmers. Wet paddy is cleaned, dried and processed into clean rice.
Agricultores Unidos de Mexicali recently completed a storage and handling expansion project at its grain terminal in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The project took seven months to complete, and was supplied by Chief Agri, based in Kearney, Nebraska, US.
The project included three Chief grain storage bins model CB34-16 with a capacity of 12,300 tonnes each for total additional storage of 38,000 tonnes. The project also included Chief galvanized bucket elevator with a capacity of 1,500 tph with 400 HP.
Cimbria Heid supplied gravity tables, cylindrical screening machines, sample takers and centricoaters, including the mix system. Cimbria Unigrain supplied the intake walking floor; transport equipment; bucket elevators; pendulum elevators; belt, chain and screw conveyors; bellow feeders; chain and belt weighing devices; cleaners and graders; complete vacuum cleaning system; and complete aspiration system.
Bayer recently invested $200 million in a corn seed processing line in one of Ukraine’s most productive agricultural regions. The facility, located about 100 km southwest of Kiev in Pochuicky, is one of the largest in Ukraine and all of Europe. It was also the largest single order that Cimbria, Thisted, Denmark, has ever handled.
Sukup Manufacturing Co., based in Sheffield, Iowa, US, has worked with DuMond in New York for the last 10 years. It has supplied multiple pieces of equipment and storage solutions, with installation by A.N Martin Systems, LLC.
Storage solutions included the following flat-bottom bins: 33-foot,18-ring wet working; 48-foot, 24-ring dry storage; 48-foot, 24-ring wet storage; and two 78-foot, 24-ring dry storage tanks.
The Sudanese government recently completed a 100,000-tonne storage plant in Barakat City, Sudan. CTS Makina was the contractor for the project, which is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the nation. Symaga, based in Villarta De San Juan, Spain, supplied 20 SBH1834/19 silos with storage capacity of 5,000 tonnes each along with accessories.
Domnieki Ltd. SIA, owned by Danish company Topgard Holdings ApS, recently built a new drying and storage plant with the help of Tornum AB, Kvanum, Sweden, for its pig and grain production business in Latvia.
Tornum supplied a range of equipment for the project, including a HRC6-28-5 dryer equipped with Tornum IDC control and LPG burner; a rotary grain pre-cleaner; four silos with total storage capacity of 11,000 tonnes; conveying equipment with a capacity of 150 tph; and PLC-type plant operation system.
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