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Sierra Leone Milling Assessment

Seaboard West Africa Limited (SWAL) is the only wheat flour milling operation in Sierra Leone. Was established in 1966 with initial shareholding of: 60% by Seaboard Inc. of Kansas USA, (later transferred to Seaboard Trading and Shipping Limited - STS), and 40% by GoSL (Government of Sierra Leone)

Milling Company - Sea Board West Africa Limited

This mill is located adjacent to the Port. The proximity to the Port provides the opportunity discharge their grains by means of conveyors thus reducing transport cost.

It produces flour for the entire country and also exports.

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

SWAL

Seaboard West Africa Limited (SWAL)

Cline Town,

Freetown

Name: Daniel Awani

Title: CFO

Email: dan-awani@seaboardcorp.com

Web: www.seaboardcorp.com

Tel: +232 76601845

Fax: n/a

Summary of Role and Services: n/a

 

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

300

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

2

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

 

KVA: 650

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

OCRIM

2005

2005

Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

1 Day

Type of maintenance

Weekly

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

-

-

-

-

Bag Cleaning Plant

-

-

-

-

Moisture Tester

Yes

Yes

n/a

n/a

De-stoning Plant

Yes

Yes

n/a

n/a

Metal Extractor

Yes

Yes

n/a

n/a

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

30

 

Number of full time laborers

40

Weighbridge

Number 

1

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

50

18

Electric

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

30

15

6

Building – Storage

18

15

5

Building – Storage1064

Walls

Brick

Roof

Metal

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

-

-

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

Yes-

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

Yes-

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

--

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

Yes

-

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

-

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

Good

Good

Pest Control

Fumigation

Done

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Spraying 

Done

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodenticides 

Done

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodent Trapping

Done

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced

Access

Distance from main town (km)

2km

 

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Difficult

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

n/a

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

n/a

 

On the railway from

-

to

-

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

150

2000

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (mt)

Flour – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

n/a

n/a

Outside the Compound

15,000

n/a

Capacity to Blend

 The miller indicated their ability to blend and fortify flour with other milled produce and mineral additives.

Loading & Discharge Rates

 Grains are transported by means of conveyors (from vessel to Factory) at a rate of 50 mtn per hour.

Transport Capacity at Mill

 Flour loading 112 mtn per day