Case Study – Water Farm & Boiler Upgrade – West End Brewery

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

WATER FARM & BOILER UPGRADE

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 – 2015

SECTOR: FOOD & BEVERAGE

PROJECT SCOPE

WATER FARM
The water farm relocation and installation was completed whilst the plant was at full running capacity. To ensure no loss of production, Foodline Projects implemented a phased installation of the new vessels whilst systematically decommissioning and phasing out the old water farm. This included 5 new water vessels and 4 Clean in Place (CIP) tanks.

BOILER UPGRADE
Two new boilers were installed using 350mm nominal bore steel pipework with the old boilers decommissioned and removed from the site.

TEMPORARY WORKS
Foodline Projects installed a large amount of temporary pipework to allow continuous production whilst vessels were changed out. These temporary works were then removed at the end of the project.

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time.
To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs.

This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.

Brewing, South Australia

Case Study – Cellar Upgrade – West End Brewery

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CELLAR UPGRADE

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 -2015

SECTOR: Brewing

MAJOR PROJECT TEAM

Part of Lion’s $70m refurbishment of the West End Brewery in South Australia included an upgrade to the cellar allowing for full automation through the maturation and fermentation phases of the capabilities/brewing process.

For the cellar upgrade and associated system installations, Lion engaged mechanical installation experts Foodline Projects to work alongside engineering firm Process Partners. Foodline Projects and Process Partners jointly managed the project, combining their experience and expertise to provide a total project solution for Lion.

PROJECT SCOPE

Foodline Projects was tasked to complete the following scope of works at the West End Brewery site:

  • New cellar installation including full automation
  • Maturation and fermentation vessels
  • Bulk chemical handling upgrade
  • New Cross Flow Filtration system
  • Inbuilt Clean in Place (CIP) within filtration system
  • Sugar Upgrade

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time. To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs.

This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.

Brewing, South Australia

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Case Study – Project Hyde Park – West End Brewery

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

PROJECT HYDE PARK

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 -2015

SECTOR: BREWING

MAJOR PROJECT TEAM

Lion chose Foodline Projects as the preferred mechanical installation contractor for the entire Hyde Park Project.
Valued at more than $10m, the two-year project was a huge success with Foodline’s management staff working closely with Lion project engineers to finalise the most effective design options.

PROJECT SCOPE

  • New brewhouse supplied by Krones
  • New Cider Plant using refurbished fermenters from Swan Brewery in Perth
  • New Crossflow Filter
  • Strip out a part of the Swan brewhouse, relocate, reassemble and install
  • Install 3 new CIP Plants
  • Bulk chemical handling plant
  • Cellar Refurbishment
  • Boiler upgrade
  • Strip out existing brewhouse
  • New sugar upgrade
  • Water farm relocation and installation
  • Temporary pipe relocation

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

The Hyde Park project ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time. To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs. This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.

Brewing, South Australia

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Case Study – West End Brewery – Malt Handling

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

MALT HANDLING

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 – 2015

SECTOR: BREWING

 

MAJOR PROJECT TEAM

As a major project partner for all mechanical installation works at the new West End Brewery, Foodline Projects offered specialised solutions backed by extensive industry knowledge and an experienced team of welders, fitters and project management specialists.

As part of the brewery upgrade project by capabilities/brewing giant Lion, Foodline Projects were engaged to upgrade the malt handling facilities within the brewery. The new facilities had to be installed and commissioned to coincide with the 7 week shutdown to ensure no additional lost production time. During this time, Foodline Projects worked with temporary pipe relocations to ensure vessels could be swapped out without disruption to existing operations.

PROJECT SCOPE

  • Installation of new Kunzil malt handling system
  • Commissioning of new system to coincide with new brewhouse operations
  • Decommission and removal of old malt handling system

Austline Fabrications fabricated access ladders and platforms to Australian Standards

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time.
To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs.
This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.

 

Brewing, South Australia

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Case Study – West End Brewery – Cross Flow Filtration

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CROSS-FLOW FILTRATION

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 – 2015

SECTOR: BREWING

MAJOR PROJECT TEAM

As a major project partner for all mechanical installation works at the new West End Brewery, Foodline Projects offered specialised solutions backed by extensive industry knowledge and an experienced team of welders, fitters and project management specialists. As part of the brewery upgrade project by capabilities/brewing giant Lion, Foodline Projects were engaged to upgrade the cross-flow filtration system within the brewery.

CROSS FLOW FILTRATION

The cross-flow filtration system at West End Brewery is used for bulk yeast removal from the original brew liquid. The stream passes over a membrane of fine pores, allowing the beer to diffuse through the ceramic membrane whilst the yeast is trapped. This process results in a clean, filtered brew.

PROJECT SCOPE

The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time.
TFG installed a Pall Filtration System in a four month period which was a critical pathway in the Hyde Park project timeline. Due to the product and filtration sensitivity this system was installed in a purpose built sandwich panel cleans room. TFG Group exceeded the client’s expectations in relation to the installation of the Cross Flow Filtration System at West End.

 

Brewing, South Australia

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Case Study – West End Brewery – Cider Upgrade

WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CIDER UPGRADE

CLIENT: LION

YEAR: 2013 – 2015

SECTOR: BREWING

 

MAJOR PROJECT TEAM
Part of Lion’s $70m refurbishment of the West End Brewery in South Australia included an upgrade to the cidery allowing the full scope of Lion’s cider portfolio to be produced including James Squire Orchid Crush, 5 Seeds and Kirin ciders.

Lion engaged mechanical installation experts Foodline Projects in conjunction with ME Engineering to install the new cider vessels and associated pipework.

PROJECT SCOPE

  • CIDER UPGRADE
    4 x 18m fermenting tanks were decommissioned and removed from Perth’s Swan Brewery site for use in the new cidery. The sheer size of the vessels required extensive logistics planning for the removal, refurbishment and transportation to the new site. Each vessel was;
    -150 thousand hectolitres
    -18 metres tall x 4.2m diameter
    -20 tonnes
  • FERMENTING TANK UPGRADE
    TFG’s Austline Fabrications assisted Foodline Projects with the refurbishment of the 18m fermenting tanks in their state of the art workshop facilities in Perth.

FILTRATION SYSTEM
The state of the art cider filtration system includes aseptic orbital welding and a flash pasteurizer to guarantee the quality of each cider brew.

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time.
To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs.
This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.

 

Brewing, South Australia

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