Interserve Press Office | Mar 10, 2014
Interserve Engineering Services has secured a £10.5 million contract to design and install the mechanical and electrical services in a new production facility for the confectionary giant, HARIBO.
The 30,700 sq.m. three-storey manufacturing unit and four-storey office facility in Castleford, Wakefield, adjacent to the M62 motorway, will be built by Wates Construction.
Once operational, the facility will produce over 48,000 tonnes of sweets a year and is set to create 286 jobs in the area.
Managing Director of HARIBO UK, Herwig Vennekens commented:
“After two years of planning it’s great to finally get to the stage where we are setting the foundations that support our plans for growth within the UK. This investment in a new facility will enhance HARIBO’s production capabilities and help us to meet the growing demand for our products.”
The project, which was competitively secured with Wates Construction, builds on Interserve Engineering Services’ (IES) already exemplar track record in the production and manufacturing sector.
IES will adopt procedures which enhance HARIBO’s rigorous environmental control strategy, thereby developing an essential, robust controlled environment.
In addition to general mechanical and electrical equipment, the project also includes compressed air, a packaged chiller to provide chilled water and a dual fuel steam boiler. HARIBO plans a future investment of a CHP engine for the scheme, which will not only provide a primary source of energy for the mechanical services, but also help power the production process.
The team is currently working through the preconstruction stages of the project, and amongst several items is investigating the possible use of nearly 300 prefabricated horizontal service modules. Works are scheduled to start on site in May 2014 with completion scheduled for spring 2015.
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