Fiskå Mølle, Etne
This year has seen the completion of a major extension to the facility at Fiskå Mølle in Etne that has meant that capacity has been increased throughout all areas of the feed factory.
Starting at the raw product end, 6 new raw product silos have been installed, equipped with screw conveyors for retrieval/dosing of products down into a new weighing scale that helps to ensure that weighing takes place at a sufficient rate with even more raw products. An extension has also been implemented for microproducts, which are received in large sacks and are dosed into the new weighing scale. Along with the extension that contains the microproducts, space has been allocated for a new control room, behind which a new production tower has been built which is ready for a new production line to be installed while the current plant continues operating. A future upgrade of the capacity of the plant has thus been taken into account without the plant having to be shut down for an extended period while this takes place.
As a simplification of the use of round steel silos, a new higher-lying base has been constructed, under which a conveyor is installed running from the centre of the silo to another conveyor that transports products into the production area. The silo is also equipped with sweep augers, such that emptying of the silo is automated.
The final part of the extension consists of more finished product silos that are constructed adjacent to the existing finished product silos. Conditions have been improved for truck drivers when loading their next load of feed for their customers. Finally, the option of putting products into sacks has been established here.
Cimbria has been responsible for the entire layout of this extension, having previously carried out a major extension of the facility.