The first consignment of custom-built equipment for the hatchery, feed mill and slaughtering facility worth more than EUR40 million (US$45.5 million) has been delivered to the construction site of the Tambov Turkey project. Installation of the equipment is expected to begin in March under the supervision of authorized representatives of the foreign suppliers.

Tambov Turkey LLC is a joint Russian-Spanish company and has international project status. In 2012, Cherkizovo Group, Grupo Fuertes and the Tambov Region authorities signed a three-party agreement on the construction of a vertically integrated turkey meat production complex in the Pervomaisky District.

Each unit of equipment for the facilities is unique. For example, the grain silos for the feed mill will be the largest ever delivered to Russia, as they are 32 meters in diameter and 27.5 meters high. Due to the customized component layout, the structures were transported in open-top containers, which was the only possible way.

Cherkizovo’s specialists and involved engineering services solved complex logistics problems during delivery of the main units for the hatchery and feed mill. Oversized and heavy goods had to be transported through regions adjacent to Tambov and delivery was carried out on a unique transportation route involving marine vessels, rail and road vehicles.

Completion of this unique project is expected before the end of 2015. Construction of a number of large facilities in the Pervomaisky District is currently in the final stage. They include a hatchery with capacity of 5.9 million eggs per year, a feed mill with production capacity of 150,000 metric tons of feed per year and storage capacity of 120,000 metric tons of grain. Production capacity of Tambov Turkey will be more than 40,000 metric tons of turkey meat per year in slaughter weight. The arrival of the last consignment of equipment at the construction site is expected during the summer of 2015.