WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
YEAR: 2013 -2015
MAJOR PROJECT TEAM
Krones awarded Foodline Projects with the contract to install the new brewhouse at West End Brewery in South Australia. In a world first for Krones and Lion, the brewery stayed functioning without a single hour of lost production time outside of the 7-week shutdown period. During this time, Foodline Projects worked with temporary pipe relocations to ensure vessels could be swapped out without disruption to existing operations.
- New brewhouse installation
- 6kms of pipework in brewhouse alone
- Strip out a part of the Swan brewhouse, relocate, reassemble and install
- Installation of automated ‘think-top’ valves
- Strip out existing brewhouse
- Temporary pipe relocation
SWAN BREWERY RELOCATION
A number of components of the new brewhouse were sourced from the old Swan Brewery site in Perth, refurbished, transported and installed at West End. Using their engineering and fabrication experience, Foodline Projects were able to cut lauter tuns vertically in half, transport them and re-join them maintaining a tolerance of less than 1mm in the strainer plates.
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.