The first flour mill of Somaliland is installed by Alapala
As being the first flour mill in country, NFMC’s new plant in Somaliland has been commissioned by Alapala in April 2020.
Somaliland will be able to Produce Its Own National Flour
Alapala is very active in the Africa market with its local existence via branches, country offices, and a wide representative network; as well as numerous flour, semolina, and maize mill references throughout the region ie. Senegal, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ghana.
National Flour Mill Company, as the newest reference mill of Alapala in Africa, started its operation at Berbera Port region in Somaliland. The mill has been been installed and started trial production in April 2020, and the company started preparations for distributing the nationally produced flour all over the country.
Turn-key Project from Alapala
The whole equipment supply and installation of the flour mill plant is provided in turn-key basis by Alapala, including the 300 TPD capacity flour mill and 4×7.500 ton capacity steel storage silos. The steel structure for mill building is also supplied by Alapala Construction, which is specialized in the design, supply, and construction of industrial buildings worldwide.
The mill has a total of 110.000 MT annual wheat processing capacity, using hard and semi-hard wheat to produce high-quality bakery flour for mainly domestic consumption.
The mill has an advanced automation system, combined with Scada software that overall provides an excellent ability for process control and traceability. The system allows centralized monitoring of the entire process from wheat intake to flour packaging, offering remote connection possibility for real-time error diagnosis and intervention as well.
The Scada software is also combined with a sophisticated yield monitoring system, which collects weighing data from six different places in the process and analyzes the data to generate detailed production reports.
The installation of pneumatic and mechanic transport equipment is fully made in conformity with EU standards, and individual precautions were taken to ensure safe and hygienic product transfer in the mill.
Founded in 1954, Alapala is one of the leading suppliers for milling machinery and turn-key flour mill installations in 100 countries with over 650 references worldwide. The company has been taking big strides to fulfill its vision, and today between one of the top 1.000 exporters in Turkey by exporting 95 percent of its production.