The Dairy Goat Co-operative Dryer 2 expansion project is the second dryer tower Silvester Clark has undertaken in association with Ebert Construction and GEA Process Engineering, for Dairy Goat. The first dryer tower at Dairy Goat's Gallagher Drive, Hamilton site was completed in 2003. Dairy Goat Co-operative produces nutritional powder products including infant formula from goat milk.
The scope of the Dryer 2 expansion project included construction of a 28m tall drier tower/wet processing building, new tanker upload bay to mirror the existing, milk silo slabs, ancillary building, bunded oil tanker unload bay, and two water storage tank foundations. Modifications to the existing dry store and amenities buildings have also been made to house the control room, reline change areas and further processing plants.
The dryer tower is constructed primarily from precast elements (columns, beams, panels). Panels are tied to columns through the use of BUMI couplers. This is the first dryer to be constructed in this way and has proven to be an effective system.
Construction of this project commenced in August 2013 and is now complete.