GEA India – Delivering sustainable turnkey solutions for wide-range of dairy products for Nandini Hi-Tech Mega Powder Plant
"Successfully executing a project of this scale could have only been possible with our strong & dedicated project management and installation & commissioning services. This is a showcase for the Indian dairy sector not only for its modern processing technology but also for the way it has been designed and engineered to meet strict hygiene, product safety and quality standard." mentioned Mr. Suket Gohil, Country Managing Director, GEA India.
He further added, "Supporting customers with best quality engineering and manufacturing processes have always been our greatest strength. We are glad to see the top brands in India trusting us with our integration and execution capabilities by bestowing us with repeat orders for greenfield projects.”
Setting new benchmark
Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (KMF), the owner of the renowned brand 'Nandini, approached GEA India to design and build their multi product greenfield project in 2016. “Since we have a strong history of successfully executing many sustainable turnkey projects in India, we were glad to take this project up. This facility required incorporation of utilities to operate the plant, many integrated processes along with highly precision manufacturing capabilities that we are quite skilled with. We knew that on completion of this project, we will be having a benchmark set for the Indian dairy industry,” said Mr. Atul Bakhle, Head of Projects, Liquid and Powder Technology, GEA India.
This stature of project requires engineering expertise in planning, automating and bringing a plant online along with strong manufacturing competences; for GEA everything is available in-house.
On his experience working with GEA for this project, Shri Balachandra Jarkiholi, Chairman, KMF said, “GEA India, having global expertise of process integration and very strong clientele base, had a very innovative approach to build a world-class facility. This fully automatic & continuous mega plant, built with high-end safety system and reduced stack losses, is a fine example of their craftsmanship and perseverance. We are happy to have partnered with them for carrying out such a large greenfield project that will display our strength and commitment for high-quality product standards.”
“We have a long partnership with GEA and found their process solution to be up to date and project management skills very collaborative. GEA’s wholehearted support during lock down is highly appreciated. I look forward to continued collaboration between KMF and GEA.” Commented Mr. B. C. Sateesh, Managing Director, KMF.
With decades of full process integration experience, GEA has been able to continuously provide innovative, state-of-the-art technologies that aim to improve the quality of the end products. GEA’s strong track record of proven technologies, many of which have set the standard in their sectors, is based on many years of experience in developing the right solutions for the markets the company serves.
Scope of the project
This Hi-tech greenfield mega project included a fully automatic 12 LLPD milk processing plant, 100 MTPD skimmed milk plant and 5 MTPD Ghee (clarified butter) plant. Mr. Suresh Kumar, Director Engineering, KMF commented on the GEA’s scope for this project and said, “We have worked effortlessly with GEA India teams to cover the entire scope of the project, except construction of building, laboratory and effluent treatment plant. It practically includes everything right from designing and building the multi-product plants along with boiler system, water treatment plants, refrigeration system, electrical substation, power distribution, installation of equipment and startup on product. I applaud their co-ordination skills internally as well as with our team on this project.”
Some of the key GEA technologies installed at KMF Nandini Hi-Tech Mega Powder Plant:
- Continuous Buttermaking Machine
- MSD® Spray Dryer
- VIBRO-FLUIDIZER® Fluid Bed
- Vibratory Sifters
- SPRAYEYE® Compact Camera
- Integrated Direct Drive Separators
- Online Automatic Milk Fat Standardization Unit
- Ariete Series -High Pressure Homogenizers
- Hilge Hygienic Pumps
- Refrigeration Plant with GEA Grasso Screw Compressors
- Boiler Plant for Steam Generation and Distribution with Emission Control System
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