ABAVO PROJECT
Project information

On the 22nd of December 2009 the Abavo Multipurpose Co-operative Union Oil Mill was declared open for full operation. This was witnessed by a team of SPDC Personnel led by Mr. John Lotobi, a team of staff of Anpez Centre for Environment and Development personnel led by Barr. Everest Nwankwo. The members of Abavo Multipurpose Co-operative Union were also present and led by the President, Mr. Igbanije N. O and his Vice, Mr. Okpiawere J. B. The project entailed the following activities;

  • The construction of an oil mill shed measuring 20x10metres, consist of an office space, a store, toilet facility and milling area
  • The procurement and installation of oil milling equipment complete with a palm kernel cracking machine, and
  • Training of the members of AMCU on Business Management strategies and methodologies

Activities under the Project
Shed Construction
The construction of the shed commenced on the 19th of September 2009 with the laying of the foundation stone for the building by the President of AMCU witnessed by other members of AMCU the Community.
The construction of the shed was completed on the 30th of November 2009.

 

Fabrication and installation of NIFOR Specification Oil Milling Equipments
On the 10th of October 2009 Anpez commissioned MSSR Soma through the Engineering Unit of NIFOR to fabricate the equipments that are needed for installation at the Oil Mill. On the 28th of November 2009 the equipments were delivered to Abavo and between 28th and 29th of November the equipments were mounted for use.
The equipments that were delivered are outlined in the table below;

S/N

Description of Equipment

QTY

1

Medium Steriliser

1

2

Automated Digester with Screw Press

1

3

Medium Clarifier

1

4

Chimney extension

2

5

Rotary Fruit Screen

1

6

Palm Kernel cracker

1

These equipments are classified as modern, top grade and 90% motorized and deliver 0.5 ton ffb/hr.

Between the 10th and 22nd of December 2009 the equipments were operated for the first time to ensure their functionality. The AMCU supplied a total of forty bunches of palm fruits which gave a total of 17 head pans for the test running of the equipments. The whole equipments were found to be functioning adequately and as such declared ready for full use. During the test running about 70litres of palm oil was milled from the facility in 3hrs.

During the opening ceremony the Union sold 30lt of the milled oil at N7, 000.00 only.
Other equipments supplied to the Union are as follows

S/N

Description of Equipment

QTY

1

Iron Buckets

4

2

Wheel Barrow

1

3

Axe

2

4

Matchet

4

Training on Business Development and Equipment operation and maintenance
In accordance with the scope of work Anpez conducted a series of training on the project. The AMCU members and executives were trained on business development between 2nd and 3rd of December at the Okpe Village Hall. A total of 22 members were in attendance at the training. Attendance Sheet is attached to this report.
The training of AMCU members were focused on the following topics;

  • Analyzing the Business Environment
  • Costing a Business
  • Drawing up a Business Plan
  • Learning to Save
  • Managing Business Resources
  • Market Research and Market Plan
  • Obtaining and Managing Small Loans
  • Book Keeping and Accounting
  • Sources of Fund for Business

Four members nominated by AMCU and some officials of AMCU were further trained by personnel from NIFOR on how to operate the oil milling equipments. Their training started on the 17th through 22nd of December 2009. The persons that were trained to operate the equipments and manage the mill are

  • Okoro Boniface Chukwuemeka
  • Lawrence Okokwe
  • Chukwuyem Okpuaawari
  • Omoruyi  Joel

The following pictures are some of the action pictures of the oil mill and the operations carried out during the building processing to the commissioning.

 
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