In September 2014, Cimbria commissioned and successfully inaugurated a new turnkey maize seed plant for Saatbau Linz in Geinberg, Austria.
Considering that the southern part of Austria has always been known as the best maize region in the country, it was a courageous step by Saatbau Linz to install this new facility in the north of the country. This was primarily due to the farsightedness of Saatbau’s management, which took both climatic changes and the related major growth potential in this region into consideration when arriving at their decision. The southern part of Germany, mainly Bavaria, will become an increasingly attractive maize area in the future, with Geinberg as the most likely processing facility for their maize.
Within a period of just 6 months – from March until end of August – Cimbria erected the entire plant. The following amazing figures were reported during the erection period:
- 12,300 m² of building area
- 12,000 m² of asphalt
- 1,400 of steel
- 16,600 t of concrete = 1,100 trucks
- 115 km of cables
- Up to 185 workers on site at the same time
- Total electrical installation approx. 2,000 kW = 2 MW
- Heating capacity of dryer 14,000 kW = 14 MW