Work on the underground services at Oceania Dairy's $214
million dairy factory at Glenavy has been completed and
roading preparation works within the site have started.
The latest update on progress on the plant said the project
was still on target for completion in time to take milk in
Site works on the water treatment, wastewater treatment and
chilled water facilities were under way.
The dryer tower was not far short of its final height of 47m
and the focus was now moving to the installation and assembly
of the dryer and associated plant.
Construction of other buildings, including offices, the
services building and the dry store, were all well advanced.
Critical boiler components were due to arrive at PrimePort
Timaru soon and would be transported to the site following
further assembly in Timaru.
At full capacity, the plant would be capable of processing
300 million litres of milk a year, generating 47,000 tonnes
of milk powder.
The management team has been completed, with the appointment
of Scott Wilson as supply chain manager.
Oceania Dairy currently has 20 staff. When operating at full
capacity, it will employ about 70 permanent staff.