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Yemen Milling Assessment

Yemen's main milling facilities are located in the ports of Aden and Hodeidah with each location playing host to two large flour mills.
Saliff port has extensive bulk importing operations and there are two storage silos located in the port which provide an additional storage capacity for the mills in Hodeidah (see Saliff Port Assessment for details 2.1.4). Hodeidah also has dedicated wheat silos within the port which are included in this assessment (National Grain Silos, below). Yemen Company for Flour Mills in Hodeidah serve one exclusive customer and generally do not have spare capacity available for other users and they politely declined to participate in the assessment, however some basic details of their facilities are mentioned below. Smaller capacity mills do exist in Yemen (for bakeries and alike) are not included in this assessment.

Milling Company Yemen Company for Flour Mills and Silos (YCFMS)

YCFMS have achieved and maintained the following standards:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 4001Environmental Management System
  • ISO 18001 Occupational Health
  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

Good Hygiene Practices – Yemen Standardization Organization

Facilities include:

  • A dedicated panamax capable jetty evacuator direct to silos(See Aden Port Assessment - AGT in section 2.1.2.1).
  • Testing and research and development laboratories, mechanical workshops, storage facilities for bagged products, a pellet production plant (for animal feed), office block, staff facilities, weighbridges and security all within a walled compound.
  • The entire facility is fully integrated, automated and computer controlled.

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Yemen Company for Flour Mills and Silos

Mualla, Aden. PO Box 80044

Name: Adbradoh A. Al-Wazeer

Title: Planning & Materials Manager

Email: pmgr@ycfms.com

Web: www.ycfms.com

Tel: +967 2 244400

Tel2: +967 711193953

Fax: +967 2 244155

Summary of Role and Services:

see above

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

n/a

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

None, system is completely enclosed and fitted with a series of expiators and filters in accordance with ISO 4001 environmental management system. There is no dust leakage or spillage between the Vessel and bagging plant.

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

10 Mega Watt

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

Yes

10 generators with a total capacity of 10 Mega Watts.

Brands are Deutz and Perkins all are less than 10 years old

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Switzerland (Buhler)

1999

2000

Very Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

n/a

Type of maintenance

Dedicated mechanical and fabrication workshop and spare parts store with team of qualified mechanics.

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

5

Yes

-

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

-

-

Only new bags are used

Moisture Tester

Yes

1

Yes

-

De-stoning Plant

Yes

5

Yes

-

Metal Extractor

Yes

5

Yes

-

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

171

Number of full time labourers

333

Weighbridge

Number 

n/a

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

up to 70 MT

n/a

n/a

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Mill (1 Unit)

70

70

40

Building –Storage (WH) (1 unit)704012
Silos #1 (5,000 MT) (12 Units)n/a20 (diameter)24
Silos #2 (10,000 MT) (11 units)n/a24 (diameter)25
Silos #3 (20,000 MT) (3 units0n/a32 (diameter)28

Walls

Concrete

Roof

Metal

Floor

Ceramics

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

NoNo

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

No

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poort)

Good

Poor

YCFMS have dedicated pest control unit and inspectors maintaining the ISO standards.

 

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced
Other Comments-

Access

Distance from main town (km)

In town center

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

30 tons

10 m

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

-

to

-

  •  Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

3750 MT

112,500 MT

Maize

None

None

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (mt)

Flour – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

170,000 MT (addition 60,000 MT will be online in 2010)

n/a

Capacity to Blend

  • Fortification processes are done as standard under a government nutrition program
  • Blending of wheat types and products is possible, all milling process are computer controlled

Loading & Discharge Rates

  • The evacuator has a loading rate of 800 MT / hour direct from the vessel to the silos
  • Bagging plant feeds sacks directly onto trucks in the loading bay and has a discharge rate of 5,500 MT per day.

Transport Capacity at Mill

 YCFMS have a very limited transportation capacity, relying on clients to make their own arrangements.

Milling Company Aden Silos & Mills Company

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Aden Silos & Mills Company

Al Mualla, Aden. PO Box 80180

Name: Yahya bin Mohammed Al Rowaishan

Title: Commercial Manager

Email: adenmills@y.net.ye

Web: www.adenmills.com

Tel: + 967 2 247201

Fax: + 967 2 247 209

Summary of Role and Services:

Aden Silos and Mills is part of Al Rowaishan Group, and works in the field of importing grains, and putting them in bags for sale inside the country and export.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

Yes, m² not provided

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

Ventilation throughout Mill

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

2800

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

Yes

3 Units, 1400 KVA each unit

Caterpillar Generators, six years old.

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Swiss; Buhler

2000

2002

Very Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

n/a

Type of maintenance

Aden silos have their own maintenance team and workshop for the operations. · The generators are maintained through a Caterpillar workshop in Aden and have recently undergone a complete overhaul.

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

2

Yes

--

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

-

-

Only new bags are used

Moisture Tester

Yes

2

Yes

-

De-stoning Plant

Yes

2

Yes

-

Metal Extractor

Yes

3

Yes

-

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

112

Number of full time labourers

28

Weighbridge

Number 

2

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

100 MT

n/a

Bosch

Within Compound

80 MT

n/a

Avery

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Mill (1 Unit)

100 M (estimated)

18 M (estimated)

6 Floors

Building –Storage (flour) (1 Unit)

1,480

-

25 m

Building –Storage (Bran) (1 Unit)11,560 -25 m
Building –Storage (Port Warehouse) (1 Unit)11,560 -25 m

Walls

Metal

Roof

Metal

Floor

Ceramics

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

NoNo

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

No

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poort)

Good

Poor

Pest Control

Fumigation

Complete fumigation is conducted twice annually.

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Spraying 

n/a

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodenticides 

n/a

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodent Trapping

n/a

Frequencyn/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Aden Silos have their own laboratory who is conducting regular inspections and quality control.

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced
Other Commentsn/a

Access

Distance from main town (km)

Aden silos in located in the town centre, Mualla district.

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

Max tonnage: 30 MT

Max width: 10 m

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

-

to

-

  •  Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

600

17,400

Maize

None

None

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (mt)

Flour – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

13,040 warehousing space

n/a

Outside the Compound

80,000 MT (Silos) · (6 additional silos are under construction, expected to add an additional 30,000 MT in 2010). · 24,600 warehousing space

n/a

Capacity to Blend

· Fortification processes are done as standard under a government nutrition program.

· Blending of wheat types and products is possible, all milling process are computer controlled.

Loading & Discharge Rates

· The evacuator has a loading capacity of 800 MT per hour.

· Flour packing plant has three lines with a total capacity of 85 MT per hour, automatically loading directly into trucks in loading bay.

· A wheat packing plant (raw product) has a capacity of 90 MT per hour.

Transport Capacity at Mill

Aden Silos & Mills have a transportation fleet of 21 trucks, 19 Mercedes with 35 MT capacity and 2 Volvos with 30 MT capacities.

Milling Company National Grain Silos


The National Grain Silos Ltd take care of the reception of large quantities of wheat from the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, India, Turkey, Syria, Australia and Canada; as well as large quantities of poultry feed (corn - soy). The process of reception starts, upon the arrival of ship to the port of Hodeida, with suction process. After the unloading process to the silos is accomplished using modern equipment, the wheat is weighed and then go to the packaging section. All processes of unloading, storing in the silos, weighing and packaging are monitored for quality control done by highly-qualified team. The National Grain Silos Ltd. has its own laboratories to determine the expiry date; however, governmental laboratories also check each shipment.

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

National Grain Silos Ltd.

Port of Hodiedah P.O. Box 4108

Name: Mustafa Taher

Title: General Manager

Email: info@nasco-ye.com

Web: http://www.nasco-ye.com/en

Tel: +967 (2) 207327

Fax: +967 3 211507

Summary of Role and Services:

see above

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

Yes

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

6

3 screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

4 Mega VA

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

Yes

4 Mega - VA

2 Caterpillar – 4 Years old. 2 Kamens – 2.5 Years old

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

n/a

Type of maintenance

The plant has its own maintenance workshop and mechanics.

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

No

-

-

-

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

-

-

-

Moisture Tester

No

-

-

-

De-stoning Plant

No

-

-

-

Metal Extractor

No

-

-

-

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

130

Number of full time labourers

30

Weighbridge

Number 

NGS do not have their own weighbridge, as they are located within the port itself they have access to records from the port weighbridge.

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

NoNo

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

No

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

Good

Poor

Pest Control

Fumigation

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

Spraying 

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

Rodenticides 

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

Rodent Trapping

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

The silos are fitted with a permanent fumigation system and are automatically fumigated as required.

 

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced
Other Comments-

Access

Distance from main town (km)

4 km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

5 minutes

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

Max Width: 8

Max Tonnage: 30 MT

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

-

to

-

  •  Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

None

None

Maize

None

None

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (mt)

Flour – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

90,000 MT

n/a

Outside the Compound

None

n/a

Capacity to Blend

  •  None

Loading & Discharge Rates

  • For Loading the plant has 4 evacuators with a total capacity of 750 MT / Hour, for additional hatches the plant has grabs & Hoppers that can unload 30 MT / Hatch / Hour.
  • The silos have a bagging plant that load directly on truck at a maximum rate of 350 MT / day.

Milling Company Red Sea Mills

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Red Sea Mills

Name: Eng. Izeldin

Title: n/a

Email: n/a

Web :n/a

Tel: 711940004

Fax: n/a

Summary of Role and Services:

n/a

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

Yes, no information on

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

Ventilated to international standards.

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

5000 K Watt

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

KVA

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Italy (Ocrim)

1983

1985

Reasonable (good considering its age, currently working at about 70% of design capacity)

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

n/a

Type of maintenance

The mill has its own mechanics, workshops and maintenance equipment

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

1

Yes

-

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

-

-

Only new bag are used, daily delivery through local supplier

Moisture Tester

Yes

n/a

No

The mill has its own laboratory and testing capability

De-stoning Plant

Yes

4

Yes

-

Metal Extractor

Yes

4

Yes

-

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

210

Number of full time labourers

40

Weighbridge

Number 

2

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

80 MT

n/a

Electrical

Within Compound

80 MT

n/a

Mechanical

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Mill (1 unit)

50 m (est.)

20 m (est.)

5 Stories

Building – Storage (1 unit)

50 m (est.)

20 m (est.)

15 m (est.)

Walls

Metal

Roof

Metal

Floor

Cement

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

NoNo

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

NoNo

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

No

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poort)

n/a

n/a

Pest Control

Fumigation

No

Frequency

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Fumigation, have own facilities for regulation fumigation

Spraying 

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

Rodenticides 

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

-

Rodent Trapping

No

Frequency-

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Rodent Control is outsourced

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Fair

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced
Other Commentsn/a

Access

Distance from main town (km)

4 km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

Max Width: 15

Max Tonnage: 30 MT

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

-

to

-

  •  Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

1,800 MT

50,000 MT

Maize

None

None

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (mt)

Flour – Covered (mt)

Warehouse5,000 MTn/a

Within the Compound

5,000 MT

n/a

Outside the Compound

None

n/a

Capacity to Blend

  • The mills can blend different type of wheat from their silos.
  • RSM has fortification capability and is regularly fortifying their flour with Iron and folic acid.

Loading & Discharge Rates

  • The bagging plant can discharge 16,000 bags per day, translating to 800 MT daily discharge rate.
  • An additional bran packaging plan can discharge 7 X 35 Kg bags per minute – 14.7 MT / Hour
  • Loading is through trucks discharging into two hoppers, maximum capacity would be 15 X 40 MT trucks / Hour – 600 MT / Hour

Transport Capacity at Mill

  • The mill has a transportation fleet of 26 trucks each with a maximum capacity of 40 MT.
  • Red Sea Mills own four forklift trucks which operate in their palletizing plant.

Milling Company Yemen Company for Flour and Mills (Hodeidah)

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Yemen Co. for Flour Mills & Silos

Name: Sameer A.G.G. Saeed

Title: n/a

Email: n/a

Web: www.ycfmshod.com

Tel: +967 3211416

Fax: n/a

Summary of Role and Services:

  • This company, which also has a silo/mill complex in Aden port, is part of the Hayel Saeed Anam Group of Companies (HSA).
  • Its only customer is Al Saeed Trading (also part of HSA) who market its services.
  • The complex was built around 2005 and is outside but adjacent to Hodeidah Port.
  • Discharge from the port is carried out with three 8MT grabs which load a fleet of 50MT trucks.
  • The trucks shunt to the silos along a 1.9km private road and through this method a discharge rate of 12,000MT per day is achieved.
  • Silo capacity is 130,000MT. The silo caters almost solely for wheat. Up to 2250MT can be milled per day.
  • The bagging rate per shift of eight hours (there are three shifts per day) is 15-18,000 i.e. 45- 54,000 bags or 2,250-2,700MT per day.
  • There is no storage for bagged commodities and all bagging has to be direct on to truck. Maize can be catered for by three additional bagging machines, feeding six lines.
  • The company has its own bag making/printing factory near Aden.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

n/a

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

n/a

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

No

Number of Ventilators

n/a

n/a Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

KVA