Fonterra's Darfield Drystore

Location:
Darfield, Canterbury
Area:
54000m2

When New Zealand’s largest dairy exporter, Fonterra, was in need of expanding its storage capacity for milk powder to service growing international export markets, we submitted a design and build solution for a drystore. Completed in two phases over a short 14 months, the warehouse features 14m wide, seven metre high rapid rise doors to streamline the handling of the plant’s annual production of dry milk products.

The technical aspects of this project included the delivery of massive tonnage of steel to the construction site every week like clockwork. The 54,00sqm/500m long warehouse facility represents the South Island’s largest building and a flagship construction project for us, confirming our place in a select group of construction firms able to undertake such large scale projects.