Milmeg scores $21.4m contract with AACo

New Zealand based primary food processing equipment manufacturer, Milmeg has won a major contract with AACo to build refrigeration and food processing equipment for the new $91m NT abattoir.

The contract is reported to be worth $21.4m with AACo’s project manager, Stu Cruden stating that the company was chosen due to its solid reputation for supplying boning and slaughtering processing equipment, ABC Rural reports.

"We couldn't find anyone in Australia who were actually able to give us full turn-key operations,” said Cruden

"In saying that, Milmeq have sub-contracted to an Australian-based refrigeration company for some of the work within their tender,"

"They have had the first of the payments under those contracts which is enabling them to start the construction of equipment."

Cruden said that most of the construction work has been contracted to local NT companies through AACo’s managing contractor, Sunbuild, and that Danish company, Haarslev won a $6.5m contract to build the rendering and waste treatment plants.

AACo’s new abattoir was given the go-ahead in late August this year despite the departure of managing director and chief executive David Farley.


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