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Supply of a sunflower pressing, extraction and refining plant


JSC YUG RUSI – Rostov-on-Don (Russia)

General contractor

De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Scope of works

Design, supply, supervision of Installation and commissioning

Industrial operation

Preparation/Extraction: July 1999
Refinery 1st stage: March 2000
Refinery 2nd stage: July 2001
Refinery 3rd stage: July 2002

Main sub-contractors involved

Extraction De Smet
De Smet Spain
De Smet Moscow
De Smet Rosedowns

Plant capacity


  • 1,000 MTPD


  • 1 x 230 MTPD
  • 1 x 300 MTPD
  • 1 x 230 MTPD
Processing units
  • Seed weighing, cleaning, cracking, cooking, pre-pressing
  • Press oil screening, filtration, drying
  • Seed cake extraction plant complete with DTDC,
  • Distillation and zero effluent plant
  • Meal pelletising / cooling plant
  • Oil refining plant complete with physical / chemical refinery unit,
  • Bleaching unit, winterising unit and deodorising unit
  • Water cooling units
  • Nitrogen generation unit
  • Compressed air unit and distribution
  • Oil / meal
  • metering units
  • Laboratory
  • Electricity distribution
  • Insideprocess plants

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