SAUDI ARABIA: GEA to build Asia’s largest olive oil mill
25th March 2019
GEA, Germany, has received an order from The National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to build and supply the industrial equipment for a large olive oil mill located in Saudi Arabia. This important contract is worth more than three million euros. NADEC is one of the largest agricultural and food-processing companies in the Middle East and North Africa. The scope of the project, located in the region of Al-Jouf, is expected to encompass five million olive trees from a single farm of 3000 hectares.
The order is the second phase of an ongoing project and will enlarge the existing olive oil plant – successfully built in 2016. The second phase will involve civil engineering, automation engineering, processes and all the necessary industrial equipment to manage the olive oil plant successfully. The project, led by GEA, accommodates the combined efforts of several Spanish machine manufacturers, which in the end will be configured as an integrated solution – practically a ‘turnkey’ olive oil mill. www.gea.com
The project is expected to encompass five million olive trees from a single farm