In cooperation with a local advisory and engineering company, our consultancy discipline The Friesian is since November 2016 involved in the conduction of a rehabilitation and feasibility study on an existing (non operational) vast dairy complex in South East Sudan. The complex was constructed in 1980 and comprises a former 5,000 head dairy farm, a milk processing plan of 60T/day and 1,000 acre of irrigated farm land.
The purpose of the study was to assess to what extent existing buildings and equipment can be revitalised and put into working order as well as to assess the financial viability of the rehabilitation of the existing set-up.
The Friesian is now entering the last phase in this rehabilitation study. Based on the technical assessment, an alternative method of housing is suggested in order to utilize the existing building facilities.
A detailed market study on the current dairy market is completed in order to determine the product portfolio and the production requirement of the plant. In order to cover the market needs and the demand for “raw milk” a study on the local raw milk supply was conducted. And last but not least, the management structure and training needs of the labour and management are determinated.
All this research should lead to a technical and financial viable integrated dairy complex to cover the milk need of the capital, Khartoum city. Since this project is ongoing, further updates will follow.