2011-10-03 14:10:00 - mmdanhed
MICO wins supply contract for new Milk treatment plant at Darfield Canterbury
GEA Process Engineering has been awarded a €40 million project to build a 15 t/hr whole milk powder plant for Fonterra in New Zealand. The project, known as the Darfield project, is due to be commissioned in August 2012 and will be undertaken by GEA Process Engineering New Zealand. MICO has successfully tendered for the supply of stainless tube, pipe and fittings to GEA Process Engineering which continues a long association between GEA & MICO and follows on from other recently completed projects with DB Breweries in Auckland and another new milk Plant for Miraka, which is just out of Taupo.
The customer, Fonterra is a world leading exporter of dairy products processing around 90 % of New Zealand’s milk production and a major player in international dairy trade.
The Darfield project is the largest project ever undertaken by GEA Process Engineering New Zealand. The project will be similar in capacity to three plants previously built by GEA for Fonterra.
The scope for the Darfield project, which utilizes only GEA technology, covers milk reception, standardization, evaporation, drying, powder transport and packing. In addition, the project in-cludes the construction of the building in which the plant will be housed. The plant is the sixth Greenfield plant that GEA Process Engineering has supplied in New Zealand over the past four years