c. 2020 pitt & sherry

Milk Powder Production Facility

Smithton, Tasmania

pitt&sherry was commissioned by Tasmanian Dairy Products to undertake concept design, engineering works, site selection and initial planning works for an $80 million milk production facility to be located on an existing operating sawmill site at Smithton, in north-west Tasmania. The facility uses locally sourced raw milk to produce high-quality dried milk products primarily for export to Asia and the Middle East.

There were several advantages to using the existing saw mill site.

  • Pre-existing high voltage power supply and water supply.
  • Existing buildings and lay-down areas that could be used for construction during the harsh winter.
  • An existing warehouse that could be converted to powder storage.
  • A usable, existing site road network.

Project involvement was broadened to installation project management, building and infrastructure design, contract and site management, and securing all environmental and planning approvals. The use of innovative methods and scheduling to manage the building schedule, and planning and environmental approvals, enabled pitt&sherry to meet the client’s rigorous 14-month design and development timeline.

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