CMC has considerable experience in supply chain logistics in the developing world. Projects there involved the integrated skills of CMC personnel in analyzing food grains collection infrastructure, food grain losses, evaluating storage facilities and transportation infrastructure, all the while taking into account local employment, literacy and environmental issues that impacted on efficient supply chain management. Projects like these require cultural sensitivity and the ability to mediate disputes and coordinate services in addition to applying good, locally-appropriate business practices and engineering skills.
Feature Project: Develop and Operate Bulk Foodgrains Handling, Storage and Transport
Client: Adani Agri Logistics Ltd. and Food Corporation of India (FCI)
Location: India (various locations)
Faced with a lack of local expertise, Adani Agri Logistics Ltd. turned to international sources for help. They awarded CMC the contract to provide engineering and management services for the development and implementation of bulk foods handling, storage and transportation facilities under Build-Own-Operate (BOO).
- To restructure the merchandising, storage, transportation and distribution of foodgrains (wheat and paddy) using collection (base) depots and distribution, field depots, all linked by railway
- To custom design dedicated rail wagons to transport the foodgrains in bulk form from the base depots to the field depots
Services provided by CMC:
- Review FCI/Adani Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement under the BOO contract
- Develop functional specifications for the development of all facilities
- Develop preliminary engineering of all facilities, infrastructure, business, operational and computer systems
- Review detailed design and oversee construction
- Develop technical specifications for the procurement of all mechanical, structural, electrical, operational and computer systems
- While carrying on the detailed design independently, CMC prepared general specifications and arrangements to allow Adani to fast-track its procurement phase
- CMC coordinated the acquisition of equipment from suppliers in Canada, the US and Germany
- CMC and Adani built and commissioned seven separate facilities simultaneously
- CMC and Adani hired and trained staff for this entirely new business
- CMC prepared detailed functional descriptions and design documents for the technology transfer to Adani and to local Indian engineers and contractors
Total capacity built is 600,000 tonnes, with an additional throughput of approximately 800,000 tonnes per annum.
|Moga||200,000 tonnes of storage|
|Chennai||25,000 tonnes of storage|
|Coimbatore||25,000 tonnes of storage|
|Bangladore||25,000 tonnes of storage|
|Kaithal||200,000 tonnes of storage|
|Navi Mumbai||50,000 tonnes of storage|
|Hoogly||25,000 tonnes of storage|
Other Selected Projects
Due Diligence Technical Report - Grain Storage Projects (Punjab & Sindh)
Pre-feasibility Study for Countrywide Maize Storage in Zambia
Master Concession Agreement under PPP Contract for Planning Commission - GOI
IFC retained CMC Engineering to provide technical assistance to the Government of India Planning Commission for the development of a Master Concession Agreement to be used for 2.0 million tonnes of grain storage projects throughout India.
Foodgrains Collection in Rural India - Punjab