AGI is well known for their grain handling facilities on farms and at silos, but they have proven in Mauritius that they also have the solutions for the bulk handling of material at feed factories.
Livestock Feed Limited (LFL) headquartered in Pailles, Mauritius, is a leader in animal feed production, storage, and transport services throughout the Indian Ocean region. Founded in 1977 by Michel de Speville, the company has expanded their presence and service offering to include aquaculture divisions, LFL Riche Terre, and unloading and storage of bulk commodities such as maize with their division Agrobulk Ltd. Today, LFL’s operations produce 150 000 metric tonnes of feed annually.
LFL’s strong team of nutritionists, process engineers and technicians work together to execute their mission to contribute to the sustainable development of the animal feed and aquaculture sector. With their vision to become the feed partner of choice for the Indian Ocean and East Africa region, LFG has partnered with AGI on their latest facility in Riche Terre, Mauritius.
In 2018 LFL’s growth required a new facility for their increasing storage requirements for maize. Through previous work with AGI’s food division AGI SABE, LFL was introduced to team members from AGI EMEA to lead the project. AGI EMEA’s engineer and sales team worked with LFL team to define their facility needs, and to build a high-performance, automated production plant. The new facility was completed in February 2021.
LFL required a new facility for their increasing maize storage needs. With this in mind, AGI EMEA included a control cabinet and electrical installation material with a PLC system to go with their storage and handling equipment, which includes two flat bottom silos and one truck loading silo providing 16 000 tonnes storage capacity, chain conveyors and bucket elevators at 200 t/hr capacity and a rotary drum pre-cleaner coupled with a hyper cyclone.
With over 30 years of experience in grain storage and handling, AGI FRAME is one of Europe’s largest and most respected manufactures of all types of corrugated steel silos for commercial and agricultural applications. AGI FRAME’s team of engineers worked with LFL to identify and construct the right combination of storage equipment for the specific project.
“Our project of setting up maize storage silos complete with all handling equipment was a very challenging one due to the space limitations on our existing plot of land. However, AGI EMEA managed to deliver an optimised solution by supplying us with high quality silos at competitive prices and at short lead times in spite of the Covid-19 restrictions,” says Kailash Issur, Engineering Manager, LFL Pailles.
AGI PTM’s experience and skilled team of in-house engineers make them the right partner. AGI PTM delivers solutions across a range of applications and industries including storage and mechanisation of port installations to serve grain traders, millers, feed-mills, pelletisers, bio-fuel processing plants, engineering companies and contractors around the world. AGI PTM delivered LFL Pailles’ handling equipment, including chain conveyors, elevators, slides, and valves, with the necessary ductworks and shock absorbers.
AGI EMEA’s team of sales staff, engineers and technicians worked together to deliver the best possible outcome for LFL Pailles. The AGI EMEA team provided start to finish support for LFL, by first identifying LFL’s business and facility requirements. The next step was for the engineers to review the location before designing the layout for the facility. A key step to this process was considering the climate and environment, recognising Mauritius’ strong ocean winds. AGI EMEA provided a silo designed to withstand 280 km/h winds.
“The professional approach from AGI EMEA’s team right from the design stage to the project execution stage with the delegation of a highly experienced supervisor, was greatly appreciated,” states Kailash Issur.
Communication and project management were key to the success of the LFL Pailles facility. The AGI EMEA team provided full-time supervision for the project, ensuring an efficient delivery schedule and timelines through to commissioning were kept on track.
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