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Turn-key construction from greenfield of a biodiesel with crushing production plant


Ineos Enterprises France S.A.S. – Verdun – France

General contractor

De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Scope of works

Turn-key supply of a complete rapeseed crushing and biodiesel production plant

Industrial operation


Main sub-contractors involved

Desmet Ballestra – Belgium / Italy

Plant capacity

100,000 TPY biodiesel

Processing units
  • Pre-pressing unit
  • Extraction unit
  • Crude oil acid degumming unit
  • Degummed oil stripping unit
  • Biodiesel production unit
  • Water cooling
  • Steam generation and distribution system
  • Compressed air generation
  • Electricity distribution network
  • Fire fighting system
  • Chemicals storage
  • Oil and biodiesel intermediate storage and load-out