Fonterra Whareroa Expansion

Dairy giant Fonterra was seeking to expand its Whareroa Plant operations in the heart of Taranaki and was in need of extensively upgrading its dry storage capacity.

Hot on the heels of completing a project for Fonterra at Darfield in the South Island, we proposed a 24,000m2 dry store solution that was accepted.

Construction of the new milk powder dry store had to take place around Fonterra’s ongoing operations at Whareroa, the largest facility of its kind in the world, with a staff of a thousand.

Additionally, the project required the moving of 250,000 cubic metres of an existing hill to create an ideal building platform, which integrated seamlessly into Fonterra’s daily operations.