Foods and manufacturing conglomerate, BUA Group, on Friday entered into an agreement for the supply and installation of a 729tons per day pasta processing plant that will see its total capacity double to 1,440tons per day when completed in 2021.
The installation by FAVA of Italy which will be across five lines, will complement BUA Group’s already existing 720tpd pasta processing plant in Port Harcourt, making BUA the second largest Pasta producer in Nigeria.
A statement by the group quoted Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, as expressing during the signing ceremony, excitement at working with FAVA for the supply and installation of our newest plant “in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to complement the existing 5 lines of the same capacity we have in the same location.
“This project will drive our total installed capacity for Pasta Processing to 1,440 tons per day by 2021 to meet increasing demand as well as take advantage of our prime location in Port Harcourt to efficiently supply key markets in Nigeria as well as the immediate regional markets.”
“As the region’s population continues to rise, our continued investments across the agriculture and foods processing value chain will be crucial in helping to enhance food security in Nigeria and the region. Through this and other projects in the pipeline, we expect to become the leading player in the Flour Milling/Pasta Processing industry within a very short period.”, Rabiu added.
Also speaking, Luigi Fava, Chairman of FAVA appreciated the opportunity offered by BUA Group to work on this project, assuring that his company will bring its unrivalled expertise and wealth of experience to bear in delivering one of the best and most advanced pasta processing plants in the world.
He also commended BUA’s commitment to excellence, stressing FAVA’s commitment to delivering this project on schedule.