Dairy Crest factory in Davidstow is the company’s largest cheese-making creamery producing both Cathedral City and Davidstow brands of cheddar cheese.
The two existing large process tanks were starting to fail and the client decided to carry out essential maintenance works during the low production month of July.
This was a large maintenance project, on both tight and critical timescales.
The subcontract order was received on 18th June, installation scheduled to commence on site on 29th June with all works to be completed by 31st July.
The challenge began with the production of technical drawings and the manufacture all of the panels for the two 19m x 10m x 4m tanks. These required a total of 1340 panels, ladders and ties bars, along with all the packing and wrapping in just over a week.
Dewey Waters’ busy factory production went into overdrive to meet the delivery date. On 29th June, the crew of ten were on-site to meet the two full lorry loads of panels and connections and begin the installation.
In spite of the low production period, there was still a need for water storage. The new tanks were required in the same locations so the first tank had to be completed and put online before the second tank was stripped out.
There was a down period whilst this was being completed, and the Dewey crew decided to stay on site throughout the strip-out of second tank to complete any preparation and be on hand to commence installation of the second tank as soon as the site was ready.
As expected on a project of this size, small site issues were encountered along the way, which were successfully overcome, including sending an additional crew of four to site to pull back lost time.
Dewey Waters is extremely proud to have achieved everything set out by our client particularly under such tight deadlines.
Two hot press GRP sectional water tanks. Both tanks are 9m x 10m x 4m and have a capacity of 760,000 litres.
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