PROJECTS FROM UGANDA
Uganda’s grain production has increased over the last few years, thereby creating a need for proper drying and storage in order to ensure grain quality
Two upcoming projects for cleaning, drying & storage are as follows:
- Totco Millers – Cleaning, drying & storage 3,000 MT in Lira.
- Agroways (U) Ltd – capacity 5,200 MT in Mbarara
Uganda’s grain production has increased over the last few years, thereby creating a need for proper drying and storage in order to ensure grain quality.
The annual production of cereals in Uganda is growing at an average of 3.3 %, thanks in part to Uganda having the competitive advantage of 40 % of East Africa’s arable land. As a result, Cimbria has continued to be awarded projects for post-harvest grain handling solutions for this market.
Maize production in 2018 stood at 2.8m tonnes, sorghum 0.45m tonnes and pulses 1.08m tonnes. These figures are expected to increase due to favourable climatic conditions that enable two planting seasons every year.
The coffee sector is forecast to experience growth in the coming years. Green coffee export stands at 4.5m tonnes per annum. The government is focusing on the sector in order to enable the country to earn much-needed foreign currency.
The Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union, ACPCU, has a coffee bean storage project that is scheduled to be completed next year. The equipment has already been delivered, and installation will commence in January.
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is one of the leading commodity traders in the world, with branches across the globe. Cimbria secured the opportunity to provide a coffee drying solution for their Ugandan operation, which mainly involves dry milling of the coffee beans for export; expected quality standards are thus high. The agreed scope of supply was a 20 TPH intake and cleaning section, two wet bins of 100 tonnes each, 10 TPH dryer
and two hopper storage units. The main Cimbria machines supplied included a cleaner
type 143, dryer
type BLG-13, GT400 belt conveyors
and EC6 bucket elevators
. The value of the plant was around five hundred thousand Euros.
After agreeing on all specifications and securing the down payment, we embarked on planning to deliver the project together with other subcontractors. The project delivery time was 30 working days. In order to meet this target, our project department mobilized sufficient resources to undertake the task. Safety standards at the client site were very high, but our team was well prepared. We delivered on our promise, which has subsequently led to more business.
PROJECTS FROM UGANDA