Pas Reform has partnered with Russia's Timashevskaya Poultry Farms as the producer expands with a Smart hatchery complex that will have a final capacity of 115 million eggs per year.

Phase one construction, due for completion in 2011, will deliver more than 56 million eggs a year. Installation will include 28 SmartSet 115 setters, 36 SmartHatch hatchers, a hatchery automation system with chick counting and take-off line and basket tipping and washing machines. Climate control with free-cooling system will be implemented through the hatchery. Pas Reform’s project team has worked closely with Timashevskaya’s senior personnel while planning the project, designing not only the systems installation, but also the new hatchery’s product flows, flooring, drainage, ventilation, water, electricity and waste management systems. When completed, the redeveloped complex will include 153 broiler houses, two slaughterhouses with a capacity of 150,000 tons, a waste processing plant and a new feedmill.

According to Timashevskaya’s general director, Andrey Nikolaevich Pivnov, the new hatchery will deliver 90% of the region’s demand for poultry and meat products. “This region currently produces around 40,000 metric tons of poultry meat each year, meeting less than 30% of market demand with local produce and forcing us to import from other regions," said Pivnov. "By addressing this massive shortfall, Timashevskaya will make a significant contribution to strengthening our regional economy. And as the largest farm complex in the region, we are also ideally located to boost employment and create new opportunities for people living here."