With a value of around 100 million dollars, A/S Cimbria has announced it had the biggest order in the company’s history in connection with the delivery of 23 grain silo plants to Egypt.
Cimbria had the biggest order in its history from Egypt. The order comprises 23 grain silo plants with a value of around 100 million dollars. Cimbria has negotiated the framework terms and conditions for the 23 plants with the Egyptian authorities. Geographically, the locations of the 23 plants stretch from the Mediterranean Sea and Suez all the way down to Aswan, in addition to a plant at an oasis 600 km west of Aswan. Of the 23 plants being delivered, Cimbria will be erecting 12 facilities for the government-owned Egyptian Holding Company for Silo Storage, which will primarily be used as buffer and intermediate storage facilities for imported wheat. 10 facilities are due to be erected for the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation at various locations throughout the country, to which farmers can sell and deliver locally produced grain. The final facility is to be delivered to North Cairo Flour Mills Co.
The order comprises project design and engineering, calculation of steel structures, supply of conveying equipment, cleaners, laboratory equipment, silos, electronic control units featuring SCADA/PLC, sufficient spare parts for 3 years of operation and delivery to Egypt. The project also includes supervision of the installation of equipment and electrical systems at the 23 facilities. Following installation, Cimbria will embark on a training programme in which 20 Egyptian employees at each plant will receive instruction in operation and maintenance. Final capacity testing will also be performed prior to handing over the many new plants. Each of the 23 plants has a silo capacity of 60,000 tonnes, including conveying and cleaning facilities with a capacity of 200 tonnes per hour. Total silo capacity will thus amount to 1.38 million tonnes.