Adelaide-based refrigeration firm Cold Logic has won a $3.5 million contract to supply and install a new refrigeration plant at Coopers Brewery’s new Regency Park malting plant, which is expected to open late in 2017.
Under the agreement, Cold Logic will supply three new compressor packages which will form part of a water chilling system that will circulate five million litres of water daily to regulate the temperature at the plant.
The company will also supply three high efficiency screw compressors with 300kW motors that will provide 3750kWr of cooling to chill the water to 6 degrees Celsius.
According to the company, the high performance system will minimise the energy required to produce the malt and will utilise environmentally-friendly refrigerant ammonia which has no greenhouse warming potential and no impact on the ozone layer.
Cold Logic Partner, Mr Eddie Lane, said the contract builds on the long-term relationship between the two South Australian companies.
“We have been a trusted supplier to Coopers for more than 30 years. Cold Logic was instrumental in the design and installation of the refrigeration plant at Coopers’ Regency Park facility when they relocated from Leabrook,” Mr Lane added.
“Typically, refrigeration makes up 40 to 60% of a brewery’s energy use. We are passionate about helping Coopers to overcome higher energy costs and improve their efficiencies. We’re pleased to be involved in such a significant project for one of the state’s biggest brands.”
Cold Logic, which was recently announced as the 2016 Optus MyBusiness Manufacturing Business of the Year at the national awards ceremony in Sydney, was founded in 1984 and today employs 52 staff nationally.
Cold Logic’s other major clients include Thomas Foods International, Arnotts, Aldi and Pernod Ricard Winemakers.