Fonterra Pahiatua Dryer 3

Fonterra Pahiatua Dryer 32018-04-24T16:45:43+00:00

Project Description

This project for Fonterra Group Ltd comprises a 15 tonnes 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.

Completed
2014 / 2015

Developer
Fonterra Group Limited

Process Engineer
GEA

Contractor
Ebert Construction Ltd