The construction of Central Edible Oil (Pty) Ltd.'s (CEOCO) Boksburg plant in South Africa's Gauteng region is underway and it is set to be completed by September 2019.
Civil and structural engineering firm ADA Consulting MD Paul Maitre confirmed the reports saying that the upgrade valued at USD 9 million included roads, concrete work, civil services, structural steel works and warehouses, connectivity to the local grid, buildings and construction of the silos for storage of raw materials, as well as the end-products, as reported by Construction Review Online.
The edible-oil plant owned by CEOCO looks forward to making it 100 percent self-reliant on completion of the upgrade. A total of 31 silos and tanks have been procured for the project, and will be used to store the raw ingredients, as well as end- and by-products on site, the source noted.
Upon completion (by September this year), Boksburg plant will be one of the first in the area to run its own boilers using the by-products or husks from the sunflower seeds. According to Paul Maitre, the main contractor has also managed to adhere to agreements made with local communities. Based on the agreements, skilled people from the local workforce will be adequately employed.
During the inception of the project in September 2017, ADA Consulting was given the contract to accomplish the civil works. In due course, the company got involved in almost majority of the upgrades that also included designing the conveyor gantries servicing the storage silos used for soya beans and sunflower seeds storage. Even the company is also involved in the installation of the plant and boiler in the next month.