Wiley wins again for $136m Primo facility

Wiley, a food industry specialist in integrated facility engineering, has again been praised for its role in Primo's $136m smallgoods facility in Brisbane.

The company won two awards at Queensland Master Builder's (QMBA) Brisbane Regional Awards on 5 July, taking home the 'Industrial Building over $5m' and 'Innovation in Environmental Management' categories.

The awards are in recognition of Wiley's contribution to the design and construction of Primo's new $136m smallgoods facility in Wacol, Brisbane.

In June Wiley's involvement with the new Primo facility saw it presented with the Australian Institute of Buildings's Queensland Chapter's Excellence in Building State Award for 'Research, Development and Technology.'

In accepting the QMBA award, project director, Graham Harvey, said "This is a great win for Wiley, for Primo and everyone who worked so hard to achieve an industry benchmark we can all be proud of."

Wiley is now in the running to compete at the state level with winners announced at a QMBA Gala dinner in September in Brisbane.

The  Primo project's noteworthy achievements include:

  • An energy saving cold storage lighting solution which also reduces the heat load.
  • A refrigeration system that is energy efficient, with lowest possible carbon footprint and zero greenhouse impact, whilst maintaining operational temperatures and preventing cross-contamination. This includes a sub-system for the collection and recycling of condensate from various process areas in the facility for reuse in the refrigeration plant.
  • Utilising waste heat energy generated from the closed-loop refrigeration gas cooling circuit to heat the hydronic system, which in turn prevents subfloor frost heave in the freezer floors.
  • A never before approved, first time system to recycle captured rainwater (with combined capacity of 2,610,000L) to cool the refrigeration cooling towers requiring 12,380KW of cooling total.


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