Project management and Site & Commissioning of extension of a dairy at Klepp Stasjon in Norway
Q-Meierierne at Klepp Stasjon in Norway invested NOK 700 millions in a new dairy plant to be more innovative. The project, named “Project Spit – Extension of Q-Meieriet Jæren”, was Q-Meieriet’s newest and largest project. It involved an expansion and construction of production and office spaces, a process plant including filling and packaging machines, a CIP plant for production of fresh milk (ESL) and sour products and a supply plant for refrigeration and heat recovery. The project included moving the existing dairy plant’s control system to a new platform. The finished plant was to be both climate-neutral, fossil-free and emission-free.
Process Engineering’s role in the project was to ensure the project management of the extensive expansion until the start of the production in the extended dairy plant, and also the Site and Commissioning Management on site.
In the project, Process Engineering was responsible for the project’s project, site and commissioning management. The project manager’s focus was on the scope of suppliers, the time schedule and the project economy and on making sure that there was no risk to the environment or to health and safety. The site & commissioning manager was responsible for the installation work and start-up of the equipment.
The project was carried out from the site at Klepp Stasjon in Norway in close collaboration with other suppliers. In this, the project covered:
- Building with integration of the existing factory
- Supply such as water, ice water and hot water placed in the basement
- Electrical supply with new transformers
- Process from processing raw milk to finished product
- Refrigeration of high storage
Because the area at the current dairy plant was not large enough for a new building and an extension, they chose to build in height. This resulted in a six floors dairy.
Service and scope of the project
Our service and the scope of the project include:
- Reporting to the steering group
- Project management
- Site & Commissioning Management
- Work environment