State-of-the-art corn seed processing line that is the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest in Europe
Cimbria's client, Bayer, has invested in a state-of-the-art corn seed processing line that is the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest in Europe. The total investment amounts to 200 million US dollars and the facility is situated in one of Ukraine’s most productive agricultural regions.
The project is the largest single order that Cimbria has ever handled, with the contract being signed back in 2014. The original design facilitates three production lines. To date, we have supplied equipment for 2 lines which are already installed and in operation.
Corn cobs are received directly from the farmer’s harvest by truck and filled into the receiving/intake equipment. After this, the cobs are transported by belt conveyors to the husking and sorting building. Leaves on the corn cobs are removed and the corn cobs are sorted by colour sorter and manually.
The corn cobs enter the drying facility, in which the radiators are heated by warm water produced from the burning of waste from production. After drying the cobs, the corn is removed from the cob itself in the sheller area and transported to the bulk area. The corn has many different hybrids, but with 150 bins it is easy to ensure that the variants are not mixed.
From the bulk area, the corn goes to the conditioning tower for sorting according to size, weight and appearance. Centricoaters perform the final and most important operation: applying a protective layer to the corn seeds. This will guarantee high quality seeds for Ukrainian farmers.
After passing through an automatic packing and palletizing system, the finished product is placed in a refrigerated warehouse for storage prior to delivery.
A few facts concerning the greenfield supply from Cimbria (figures for each line):
Reception: 60 TPH
Husk and sort: 60 TPH
SWO husk and sort to dryers: 60 TPH
Dryer holding capacity: 18 bins 100 MT + 8 bins 60
MT. 2280 MT (92 x 36 m) in total
SWO dryers to sheller: 100 TPH
Shelling: 76 TPH
Bulk storage: 76 TPH in; 30 TPH out
Bulk storage holding capacity: 150 bins
20000 MT in total
Conditioning tower: 20 TPH
Bayer storage capacity for finished seeds 35,000 m2
Bayer administration 3,200 m2 two storage buildings.
Approx. 80 people employed. Approx. 200 in season.
Both Cimbria Heid and Cimbria Unigrain have – along with our longstanding suppliers – contributed with high yield equipment. Cimbria Heid has supplied: gravity tables, cylindrical screening machines, sample takers and centricoaters, incl. mix system. Cimbria Unigrain has supplied: intake walking floor, transport equipment, bucket elevators, pendulum elevators, belt, chain and screw conveyors, bellow feeders, chain and belt weighing devices, cleaners and graders, complete vacuum cleaning system, complete aspiration system.
After almost 5 years of overall design works followed by supervision of the completion of the installation, all capacity tests have been performed to the satisfaction of Bayer, and we expect to finalize the handover procedure shortly.
The Curimapu site is located some 100 km southwest of Kiev in the city of Pochuicky in the Zhytomyr region.
New seed processing facility is the largest in Ukraine