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New boiler to feed steam to largest milk powder dryer in the world

Integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a turnkey contract to provide a process steam boiler plant for Fonterra’s Dryer 2 Project in Darfield, New Zealand.

Fonterra is an exporter of dairy products and is said to be the largest diversified milk processing company.

The Dryer 2 Project is the second stage of expansion at Fonterra’s newest processing site near Christchurch, and this boiler will feed steam to what will be the largest milk powder drier in the world.

The contract is valued at approximately $20 million, and includes the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a 45MWh (approx 65 tonne per hour) coal-fired steam boiler and associated equipment.

Work will commence immediately and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013.

RCR’s Managing Director Paul Dalgleish said: “This project, in addition to our recent Yarnima project, continues to build the RCR Energy business following our AE&E acquisition last year.

"We are starting to build momentum in the project revenue side of the Energy business which should translate to stronger margins.”

[Image above courtesy Fonterra Darfield Developments.]

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