Australian engineering consultancy firm, pitt&sherry is designing two state-of-the-art pasteurised milk processing plants for Australian dairy giant, Murray Goulburn Co-operative.
The two new processing plants which are located at Laverton in Victoria and Erskine Park in New South Wales are expected to be commissioned by July 2014. Each facility with be capable of supplying 150m packaged litres of milk annually to Coles as part of a landmark 10 year supplying deal with MGC for the supermarkets private label brands.
Andrew Buckley, National Leader – Food & Beverage at pitt&sherry, said that the company was approached by MGC to deliver the project following the success of the Smithton Dairy Processing Facility in Tasmania where the company met a rigorous design and development timeline.
Buckley says that similar tight time constraints will also be delivered for Murray Goulburn’s new facilities.
“To aid this we have developed one above ground design that will be duplicated on both sites,” said Buckely.
“This not only reduces the design timeline, but also significantly reduces building construction time and cost,
“All project members have actively collaborated throughout the project to ensure the plants’ whole-of-life environmental, social and financial costs were considered.”
The new plants will incorporate the world’s latest processing technology that will deliver the highest possible quality standards.
Buckey says that he is delighted to be working with Murray Goulburn on the high profile project.
“pitt&sherry has a long standing relationship with MGC, including through the services of our RARE Consulting division, which worked with MGC to deliver one of the first large heavy vehicle fleets to use liquid natural gas as a diesel replacement,” said Buckley.
“The involvement in these two plants has further developed this relationship and established pitt&sherry as one of the major players in the dairy space.”