New Dairygold powder plant in Ireland

Dairygold has begun construction of a new powder plant on its Nutritionals Campus in Mallow, County Cork in Ireland. It is being built by GEA and will have a powder output capacity of 7.5 metric tonnes per of whole milk, skim milk and fat-filled milk powders. It is expected to be in full production by March 2020. The plant is similar to previous projects with Dairygold implemented respectively and commissioned by GEA in 2016 (GEA evaporator, spray drier and powder packing and handling).

The project includes one new spray drier (GEA’s Multi-Stage Dryer – MSD size 1000), one new evaporator to match (type 3 MVR), one new 12 metric tonne per hour by 25kg GEA powder packing LI Line (Limited Intervention) including N2 gas packing, as well as the associated powder transfer and handling systems.

GEA has previously supplied and commissioned major projects for Dairygold in its other main milk-powder facility in Mitchelstown, notably a new spray drier, evaporator and various other evaporator projects.

When the previous Mallow facility was officially opened last year, Dairygold chief executive Jim Woulfe said, “The Mallow investment delivers on the twin objectives of our dairy expansion plan. This world-class Nutritionals Campus not only caters for our members’ expanding milk production, but it also puts in place the processing technology to expand our range of higher-value ingredients for the adult and infant nutritionals sector. This in turn creates more value added for our increasing milk volumes. The Nutritionals Campus will be at the forefront of our Nutritionals growth agenda.”

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