Lion Dairy & Drinks Factory - Wetherill Park 

Client: Process Partners
Year: 2017
Industry: Dairy
Location: New South Wales

TFG Group was awarded the mechanical installation of three new flavoured milk lines and three new fillers. TFG was engaged as one of the lead contractors through Process Partners, who designed and engineered the Lion Flavoured Milk Upgrade at the Wetherill Park Site in New South Wales. This is Lion’s largest dairy project in Australia and is currently in validation stage.

Process Partners engaged TFG to install all process equipment, pipework and services at the Wetherill Park Site. The 10-month project included the mechanical installation of two new tanker bays, one new sugar intake bay and upgrading the RIS area by installing a 160-valve manifold and two milk coolers. TFG personnel fabricated and installed the new Raw CIP & PFS systems including the intake components. TFG also installed 9 batching tanks, 9 PFS tanks and 3 batch lines.

Due to the limited access on site, TFG successfully lifted each tank through the mezzanine level (wall plug) within the PFS area to complete this installation. Agitators and sanitisers were expertly installed in the PSF area coupled with three TFG fabricated and installed pasteurisers skids. TFG also installed two TFG fabricated pre-heater and thermaliser skids in the components room. In addition, TFG fabricated and installed all hygienic stainless-steel platforms, along with two specialised fabricated scalloped platforms of 30m and 22m, installed uniquely alongside the batching tanks in the PFS Area.

Lion and Process Partners were ecstatic with the result of zero LTI’s and MTI’s on site. TFG tradesmen installed a total of 12km of pipework; 8km of 316 process pipework and 4km of 316 services pipework including stainless and carbon steel. TFG was proudly involved in every process area in the plant from Raw Storage Intake Components to the Pasteurizer Room and onwards to connections in Filling and Packing. The project was delivered on time and within budget, using aseptic welding equipment and mix proof valves to deliver the best quality installation of dairy equipment and process pipework.