BREWHOUSE INSTALL & UPGRADE, Launceston
Client: Krones & Lion
TFG Groups was originally engaged by Krones to install the new brewhouse, malt handling facilities and cellar upgrade at the brownfield site in Tasmania. TFG’s success in this installation prompted brewery owners Lion to engage TFG to complete the rest of the project which included a green beer centrifuge upgrade, fermentation system and filtration system upgrade.
TFG showcased their project management capabilities by completing the four major installations on an existing brownfield site for two different clients without injury or unscheduled lost production time.
The brewhouse was completed in 18 months and added capacity for another 50-million litres of beer product, which equates to around five-and-a-half million extra cases of Boag's Premium, Boag's Draft and Classic Blonde each year.
The fermentation tanks were decommissioned and removed from the former Swan brewery site in Perth, refurbished by TFG’s Austline Fabrications in Perth and then transported to Tasmania for installation at the new Boag’s brewhouse.
The cellar upgrade posed an initial challenge as some of the walls were more than 2 meters thick requiring specialised machinery to drill holes for the new pipelines.
TFG installed a candle filtration system at the brewery which included an upgrade to the yeast propagation system to guarantee the integrity of the yeast.