GEA: “the most efficient milk powder plant in the world”

GEA installs a high performance spray dryer as the centerpiece of the new milk powder plant for Fonterra in Lichfield, New Zealand.  With the capacity of 30 tons of milk powder per hour, it can process nearly 4.4 million liters of milk per day. This volume corresponds to 165 truckloads. On September 5, 2016, Fonterra started the production process, which is now being gradually expanded to round-the-clock operation.

GEA was responsible for the complete turnkey milk powder plant and provided all of the processing technology – from acceptance of the tanker to evaporation, drying and powder handling to packaging.