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Malting plant Boortmalt

Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Remco International built the first malt house in Africa for Boortmalt, a Belgian company with malt houses all over the world.

The malting plant is established in Debre Birhan, about 100 km from Addis Abbeba, Ethiopia where we have realised several projects in the past.

Project size

The project comprises five different buildings with a total floor area of 3,826 m2. In addition to engineering, we also took care of delivery, transport and assembly.

Malt Tower 822 m2 floor space, height 32 meters

Steeping House 1,022 m2 floor area, height 20 meters

Seed storage 563 m2 linked by a canopy of 180 m2 with Malt bagging building

Malt bagging 563 m2

Utility building 676 m2

Planning and assembly

The construction started January 2020. For the assembly, we worked with a local contractor led by one of our Dutch supervisors. Our international projects are always built with local workers. This provides a source of income for local stakeholders and they gain a lot of experience during assembly, which they can use during their further careers.The project was completed in August 2020.

About Boortmalt

Boortmalt is the second-largest malt producer in Europe and the fourth-largest worldwide. Boortmalt serves its customers worldwide from 10 locations in Europe. 50% of Boortmalt’s total trading volume comes from emerging markets outside Europe. Read more:

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Erik van den Hurk


A group company of Janssen de Jong