Malteurop Malting Plant, Vic

Duration: October 1996 to January 1998

Value: $28 million

Contract type: Design and Construct

Summary: Built Environs completed this malting plant (formerly called the Doosan Malting Facility) in Geelong.

Built Environs was awarded the project after the client noted the successful completion of a similar malting project in Cavan, South Australia.

The design was developed in conjunction with a major consulting engineering practice and the supplier-manufacturer of the specialised malting equipment, and was both the first tower malting plant in Australia and the first to use a circular system.

The facility consists of two 36-metre concrete and structural steel towers, topped by eight large steeping towers, each capable of holding 50 t of grain and 40 t of water.

The facility also has a 9-metre-high concrete and structural steel kiln structure, steel storage silos, conveyor systems, high voltage transformer and waste water treatment plant, as well as steel ancillary buildings and an administration office and laboratory constructed of structural steel and cladding.

The Built Environs team successfully managed the interface between the Korean client, design team, German equipment suppliers and construction.

The Built Environs engineering capability that delivered this project is now provided by the South Australian engineering office of parent company McConnell Dowell, offering clients access to both the expertise of the former Built Environs engineering teams and the international experience of McConnell Dowell.

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