Westland Co-operative Dairy


Hokitika and Rolleston Rail Project

Client: Cortek Ltd
Size of Project Team: 6
Project Duration: 3 weeks
Commencement: 2018
LTI: Zero

Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd (Westland) is undertaking a project to revert back to using rail as the means to transport the RO concentrated milk from Rolleston and Hokitika. A train of 8 x 50,000 L LSM pods in conjunction with 8 x OM wagons will be used to transport up to 400,000 L per day of this milk. Westland has used two trains of 10 x 20,000 L LXM pods in the past but stopped using these due to cleaning problems which led to poor milk quality.
JLE scope covers the electrical requirements for the upgrade of the existing systems at the Hokitika and Rolleston sites to cater for the new train.
Work included Installation of two new load out stations, Disconnection and rewiring of current load out stations, Disconnection and rewiring of existing load out manifold, Disconnection and rewiring of existing lights and power points, Installation of new control valves to existing RO Milk Out lines, Installation of a new pumps, Relocation of existing load out stations at Hokitika from one side of the
rail road to another. Installation of a new flow transmitters, Significant modification for electrical switchboards and control panels.

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