Construction of Midfield’s new protein plant is well underway.
Midfield’s Matt Fisher said civil works had begun onsite.
“The plant is being constructed where the former cattle yards were located,” Matt said.
“These have now been demolished and civil works have begun with large excavators on site.
“Our new state-of-the-art plant will arrive from Europe before Christmas and we will have a fully commissioned plant by the end of May, 2021.
” The new protein plant will replace the existing facility at Levy’s Point, which has been operating since 1965. It processes animal byproducts that aren’t used for human consumption and turns them into meat and bone protein meals, blood meals and tallow.
“The new protein plant built on the main site in Scott Street will remove approximately 200 truck movements a week, and when fuel is combined with the electricity and gas savings that will come with a world’s best plant we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100,000 tonnes per year.
“It will deliver environmental, energy efficiency and sustainability outcomes that could not be achieved through continued operations at the existing
“Not only will the new technology introduce advanced protein recovery, heat recovered from the plant will be used to heat water within the abattoir
and deliver all of our current hot water needs.”
Matt said works on the plant would be continuing until completion in May.
“We’re very proud of this project and the outcomes it will deliver to our business and the broader community.
“This investment in Midfield is also an investment in the future of Warrnambool.”