Belarus. New oil extractor in Smorgon ready to process the entire rapeseed crop


Belarus’ largest oil extraction plant will be opened in Smorgon in the coming months, reports UkrAgroConsult on the information of ‘Produkt.BY’.

Roughly USD 200 Ml has already been invested in the project named “Construction of an oil extraction plant in the town of Smorgon.”

The investor is LLC BelAgroTerminal. The enterprise belongs to Sodruzhestvo Group, a major international agri-industrial group headquartered in Luxembourg.

The project will be implemented step-by-step. The first stage of construction was completed in 2014, when an agri-logistics facility for simultaneous storage of 100 KMT of loose goods was put into operation.

The second stage is to involve the launch of the largest oil extraction plant in Belarus – this is scheduled for the first half of 2018.

The third stage of construction will be started this year. It will be provided for the deepest possible processing of oilseed structures. It is planned to bring the Smorgon oil extraction facility to its full design capacity in 2020.

The range of the Smorgon extractor’s products is as follows: soybean meal, soybean oil, soybean lecithin, soybean husks, rapeseed meal, rapeseed oil, rapeseed lecithin. First of all, it will process rapeseed, linseed, and soybeans.

The extractor’s launch will allow increasing oilseed processing to 660 KMT a year (or 2 KMT a day).

Noteworthy is the Belarus currently harvests some 600 KMT of rapeseed a year. The plant will make it possible to crush all of the Belarusian crop and obtain various products that would find demand both in the domestic and foreign markets.



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