RB Plant Construction Ltd (RBPC) were instrumental in assisting Trewithen Dairy to upgrade a small family-run, farm-based dairy to a full-scale modern production facility employing over 200 people.
Trewithen Dairy produces 80m litres of milk annually to be sold in major supermarkets and stores across the South West. Trewithen Dairy also produces cream, yoghurt, and clotted cream for supermarkets and ice-cream production.
RBPC were integral in assisting Trewithen Dairy with all the major engineering and management activities associated with the £12m upgrade project across a period of 7 years.
The upgrade included:-
- RBPC were responsible for the design and management of the build of the upgraded production facilities and re-fit of existing buildings. This package of works included the design of the high care and low care production areas, changing facilities, laboratory, new creamery (including ovens and frezers for Clotted Cream production), milk bottling hall, packing facilities, cold storage, services plant room, HV and LV substations and switch rooms, and the lorry park and loading bay facilities.
- RBPC were responsible for the design and specification of the new production facilities, CIP, steam system and boilers, tankage, effluent and laboratory facilities, cold store, and bottling handling and filling.
- RBPC were responsible for the design and specification of the new electrical supply and distribution from overhead HV supply to field distribution. RBPC designed the entire system and oversaw the installation and commissioning, including all technical co-ordination with Western Power and equipment specifications.
- The entire project was co-funded by the SWRDA, and RBPC played a significant role in ensuring compliance with all grant authority requirements and applications.