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FONTERRA WAITOA

Over the past three years Intergroup has provided a range of industrial cleaning services at Fonterra’s Waitoa site including high pressure, and ultra-high pressure water blasting, suction and vacuum loading.
Intergroup’s work is largely focused on maintenance of the Energy Centre and includes scheduled, ad-hoc and occasional emergency call-out activities.
Intergroup also provides industrial cleaning services to several other Fonterra sites ranging from Kauri to Clandeboye.

Innovative service saving Fonterra money

Intergroup has worked proactively to streamline its maintenance procedures at the plant.
For example, Intergroup has significantly reduced the time taken to clean boilers and associated plant during plant shutdowns. As a result, the boilers are now back on line within 26 hours, rather than at the end of the 36 hour scheduled maintenance period. The boilers feed steam to the dryers, so getting the boilers back on line faster means less down time for the operation, resulting in significant cost savings for Fonterra.
Intergroup has also worked proactively with Fonterra to develop new processes to collect, store and dispose of the large quantities of fine ash produced by the No.4 Boiler at the plant.

Hygiene and Health and safety

Intergroup works within Fonterra’s extremely stringent hygiene and health and safety standards. All aspects of Intergroup’s work are HSEQ compliant.

In February 2014 Fonterra completed construction of its new $120 million UHT processing plant at the Waitoa site. The five new UHT processing lines produce a range of products, including Anchor UHT white milk and UHT cream. The new UHT lines will process more than 100 million litres of milk per year by August, once all five lines are operating.

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