September 25, 2012
September 25, 2012
Satake accepted an order for a paddy husking and rice milling plant from Negara Brunei Darussalam (hereinafter called : Brunei) in August. The plant is scheduled to start construction in February 2013 and reach completion in June 2013.
Brunei, locating in the north of Borneo Island, has a population of 420,000 who consume 30,000 tons of rice every year. 95% of that rice is imported from Thailand. The Brunei Government developed a plan to improve rice self-sufficiency in 2009 to prepare for contingencies such as a price increase of imported rice or new trade regulations. In the plan, a goal was set to reach domestic rice production of 18,000 tons (on white rice basis) by 2015.
Currently, rice production is 1,500 tons per year. Paddy husking and rice milling plants supplied by Korean manufacturers exist, but they are all old and reconstruction of those plants was also included in the plan. In 2010, the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources and his staff made trips to Japan, China and Thailand to observe rice mills in each country and to choose a machinery supplier for their plan. The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources calculated that Japan is the most superior in total quality including hygiene and safety among the three countries. They decided to order a new paddy husking and rice milling plant from Satake. This is the first time that Satake has received an order from Brunei.
The new plant has a processing capacity of 3.5 tons per hour of paddy. Satake will supply cleaners, paddy huskers, rice milling machines, optical sorters and ancillary equipment to the mill.
1.Type of the plant : Husking and Rice Milling Plant
2.Business Proprietor : Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Negara Brunei Darussalam
3.Location : Bengkel Pertanian Wasan Jalan Limau Manis
4.Processing Capacity : 3.5 tons per hour on paddy
5.Scope of Supply : Cleaners, Paddy Huskers, Rice Milling Machines, Optical Sorters and Ancillary Equipment
6.Date of Contract : August 30, 2012
7.Installation Starts : February 2013
8.Completion Scheduled for : June 2013
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