In the port of Yanbu (Saudi Arabia) we are completing an important and technologically advanced installation. The wheat storage silo, commissioned to Ocrim by the Haif Company for SAGO, will allow the automation of the process of receiving and storing imported wheat, directly from ships, with a capacity of 1000 T/h.

A Hard And Advanced Project

The Ocrim team is on business travel at the Red Sea coast, at the commercial port of Yanbu (Madinah, Saudi Arabia), where it is building an important wheat storage site for SAGO (Saudi Grains Organization), one of the leading national institutions which has a prominent role in achieving the economic development and fulfilling the needs of citizens by providing the most important food commodities in Saudi Arabia. It is a plant that required, from the design point of view, all of Ocrim experience and innovative capacity. The silo is composed of two storage units of 60,000 tons each (for a total of 120,000 tons), divided by the head house, capable of receiving the wheat from the quay line, with a capacity of 1000 T/h. The process involves unloading the wheat directly from the ships through two pneumatic ship unloaders, and then transferring it to the head house by belt conveyors. In the head house, the wheat is weighed and pre-cleaned at a capacity of 1000 T / h, and then it is ensiled inside the storage bins. There are also two trucks receiving hoppers of two 200 T/h lines each. This important project will be able to automate the process of receiving the imported wheat, store it in the storage bins and then to supply it to the milling companies through bulk shipment on trucks, with a capacity of 400 T/h.

 A Long-Lasting Partnership

The project was entrusted to Ocrim by Haif Company, a company with which there is a long-lasting partnership that has given rise to the realization of numerous and important installations for SAGO. “Haif represents a fundamental partner for us. This latest project proves a relationship based on trust and awareness of the competence of both. In the past, with Haif Company, we shared the experience in the construction of Hail, Jazan, Medina and Al Jouf flour mills and silos where Ocrim S.p.A. was main contractor directly chosen by GSFMO, now SAGO. This time it is Haif, as the main contractor, who has chosen Ocrim as reliable partner, for a complex job that sees an innovative approach based on what we, at Ocrim, can guarantee. A project that requires very specific production objectives, almost reaching its positive conclusion. We can only be proud of it and recognize that the previous and current experience between our two companies will bring other important projects to share “, stated Alberto Antolini, our CEO.