WSP delivered a upgrade to Premier Foods’ Billingham facility to increase the capacity of a plant manufacturing the meat-free protein Quorn.

 

 


Location

  • Billingham, Durham, England, UK

Client

  • Premier Foods

Project Status

  • Completed

 WSP was responsible for delivering a £33 million upgrade to Premier Foods’ Billingham facility in Stockton-on-Tees, UK to increase the capacity of a plant manufacturing the meat-free protein Quorn.

The project involved the introduction of new fermentation capacity, new media preparation and sterilisation, and downstream processing plant and equipment, as well as upgrade of an existing effluent treatment plant.

The WSP team was involved in creating the initial concept strategy and in the detailed design for the installation of new equipment, in procuring components and construction contracts, and then in project managing the construction work itself.

Project value
£33M
Height of Fermentation tank
38 metres
hours with no LTA
100,000

The client had a very small project team, so we worked very closely with them to make sure they weren't swamped with requests for information.

The design was based on an existing facility that was more than a decade old, but our experts incorporated numerous improvements to accommodate modern equipment and techniques.