Hennig-Olsen Is is the oldest ice cream producer in the Nordic region. The factory in Kristiansand produces approximately 32 million litres of ice cream and frozen desserts every year, which represents nearly half of the Norwegian ice cream market. After inviting tenders from a number of companies, Hennig-Olsen has now selected AFRY as supplier of much of the new processing plant.
In the past ten years, the company has enjoyed steady sales and production growth. This increase in production has been achieved to date by utilising existing capacity. The time is now ripe to upgrade much of the processing plant to modern new technology that will improve capacity, flexibility and ensure stable quality. The new solution will also reduce energy consumption and wastage in production.
AFRY will supply, install and commission two processing plants, a wet mix plant, a tank group and a valve matrix, as well as delivering project management, process design, pumps and the associated instrumentation.
“Hennig-Olsen Is is a new client for us and we look forward to working with them. This is a strategically important project for us, and we won the contract in tough competition with other suppliers,” says Hans Vedde, Manager of Food & Pharma at AFRY.
AFRY supplies turnkey solutions to the food industry
The project is a major component of AFRY’s continued focus on turnkey supplies for the food industry in Norway.
“AFRY’s extensive operations in food and pharma worldwide mean that we have access to a wide range of skills across national borders, in this case through colleagues in Denmark. At the same time we’re also strengthening our Norwegian specialist design and automation team with more engineers,” says Vedde.
The total contract value for the projects is in excess of NOK 40 million. The new processing plant is planned for completion in Q1 2022.
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