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Ethanol upgrade

Bilfinger Berger Services has been awarded a $13 million project to boost production capacity at CSR Limited’s ethanol distillery in Sarina, Queensland.

The Sarina distillery currently produces 38 million litres of fuel grade ethanol and 22 million litres of industrial/beverage grade ethanol. The upgrade of the distillery will involve the installation of a molecular sieve dehydration unit, allowing all 60 million litres of production to be converted to fuel grade ethanol.

Bilfinger Berger Services’ Managing Director, Mark Elliott, said the company will provide all engineering, procurement and construction services for the project, together with Indian technology subcontractor, Praj, who will supply the molecular sieve unit.

“This project builds on our success as a solution provider for complex process technology projects, based on the company’s in-house design and construction capability,” Mr Elliott said.

Construction of the Sarina project is set to commence in November 2008 and completion is scheduled by June 2009.

The project is the second molecular sieve unit installation at the Sarina facility undertaken by Bilfinger Berger Services. The first installation was completed in 2006.

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