SUDAN – Morouj Commodities Ltd, one of Sudan’s largest food industry players, mainly focused on packaging, processing, import and export of products has entered the milling sector with construction of a new processing facility.

To facilitate the construction of its first mill, Morouj has partnered with Ocrim, a leading machinery producer and turnkey solution provider of wheat and maize milling plants, feed mills and grain processing systems in general.

The Italian company will undertake the establishment of a 600 ton per 24-hour soft wheat milling plant to process high quality flours for the production of pasta and bakery products.

It also be equipped with a 1200 T flour storage section, and an integrated 40 ton per hour mixing line that also allows the production of special flours through the addition of micro-ingredients.

The plant with a high technological profile, will be configured with the innovative Modular Milling Concept of which Ocrim is a pioneer.

This allows cutting-edge maintenance, since it gives the possibility of stopping only a part of the mill, resulting in greater productivity and flexibility in planning scheduled or unexpected maintenance.

Ocrim said all that is possible through technological solutions for layout, plant engineering and automation.

Management of the mill will be provided through Ocrim’s management software, Management@mill, which allows monitoring the performance of the entire plant in real time.

According to Ocrim, more and more companies already integrated in the agri-food market, are approaching the milling sector for the first time.

“A thriving, but complex sector, which implies targeted and in-depth knowledge on the part of those who want to be part of it.

“In this last period, Ocrim has received many requests for support – such as this one just described – from important companies that have decided to embark on a path that is new to them, but with the certainty of doing so with their own wealth of commercial experience, making use of a serious ally, top player in the milling sector,” said Ocrim.

Wheat, sorghum, and millet provide more than half of the calories consumed by Sudanese people every day.

To this end investors are pumping in money into the sector to meet the high demand of the products.

Mid last year, Turkey’s premier milling equipment company Alapala, commenced building of a turnkey greenfield feed mill project in Khartoum, Sudan.

This will be the company’s 7th reference project in the country and second feed mill in the Eastern African nation.

The planned feed mill will have a processing capacity of 10 tonnes per hour (TPH), comprising of a sorghum intake and storage unit, sorghum flake unit, cake grinding unit, silage handling unit, mixing unit, and storage unit.

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