Treating wastewater for Fonterra
After years of Research and Development, Fonterra recently commissioned a world-leading mozzarella cheese production plant at their Clandeboye site. As part of the overall project, Apex Water was engaged to design and build a dissolved air flotation, (DAF) treatment system to ensure the new plant had no adverse effect on the surrounding environment that receives the treated wastewater from the new plant. The heart of the new treatment process is an Apex designed Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit, capable of removing solids, fat and protein from flows of up to 250 m3/hour.
The design and construction phase were particularly challenging as the new plant had to be integrated into the existing infrastructure and with a minimal amount of space available. The construction phase went very smoothly due to the detailed planning and construction methodology followed throughout the build.