Fonterra Dryer 3 Pahiatua

Fonterra Dryer 3 Pahiatua

This project, for Fonterra Group Ltd comprises a 15 Tonne per hour spray dryer plant constructed on a friction pendulum bearing base isolation system. The high seismicity at the Pahiatua site necessitated a rethink of the structural design to accommodate the high earthquake loading.  Base isolation means that the dryer plant will remain operational after a 500 year return period earthquake and will be essentially structurally undamaged after a 2500 year earthquake.

Under Construction
2014 / 2015

Developer
Fonterra Group Limited

Process Engineer
GEA

Contractor
Ebert Construction Ltd