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Construction from a Greenfield of a complete palm oil production facility in a remote area more than 1,200 km away from Conakry-Guinea

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SOGUIPAH (Société Guinéenne de Palmiers à Huile).
Conakry – République Démocratique de Guinée.

General contractor

De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Scope of works

Complete factory design, supply, civil engineering works management,
installation and commissioning.

Industrial operation


De Smet Companies involved

Extraction De Smet, De Smet Malaysia

Consulting engineer

SOCFINCO – Belgium

Plant capacity

10 tons of fresh fruit bunches per hour

Processing units
  • Fresh fruit bunches storage
  • Sterilisation of fresh fruit bunches
  • Fruit digesters
  • Presses
  • Oil decanter
  • Nuts depericarper
  • Nuts drying silos
  • Nuts cleaning and sorting
  • Kernel silo
  • Oil storage
  • Effluent acidification tank
  • Boiler house
  • Raw water treatment including drinking water production for the mill and the village
  • Fire fighting system
  • Lighting system
  • Electrical distribution for the mill and the village
  • Effluent treatment (aerobic)
  • Steel structures
  • Maintenance workshop
  • Laboratory
  • Spare parts