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Cimbria record-breaking silo plant inaugurated

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The President of Egypt officially inaugurated Cimbria’s record-breaking silo plant order.

On 14 of May 2017, 23 large silo plants supplied by Cimbria to Egypt were commissioned and officially inaugurated by the President of Egypt, H.E Abdel Fattah El Sisi during a huge event in El-Marashda near Luxor.

This project is considered to be the largest order for silo plants ever made and comprises a total storage capacity of 1.38 million t of wheat with a contract value for US$100 million.

Around 400 VIP’s were gathered in an air-conditioned tent at the silo site where the President of Egypt H.E. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi together with his Prime Minister and three other ministers were present during a six hours event. The President headed the official opening of the silo and was in addition on video for three other silos as well as other new infrastructural constructions.

During the event, the President visited the control room and inspected the receiving area as well as outloading during operation with grain taken in and discharged into truck.

The Egyptian wheat harvest started in April and grain has been taken in at all the plants through the country. 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 East Owinate 600 km west of Aswan.

The order included project design and engineering, supply of conveying equipment, cleaners, laboratory equipment and electronic operation and control units as well as supervision, and training of operators. Each of the 23 plants has a silo capacity of 60 000 t, including conveying and cleaning facilities with a capacity of 200 tph. The entire scope was supplied within 9 months and contained about 1400 containers of equipment and materials.

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