The Russian company Kungurskiy Agroholding has over last decade developed into a leading local producer of quality food rea. One step on the way was to carry through an expansion and efficiency optimization which should be achieved by establishing a new food plant in Perm, Siberia. The new plant should combine dairy, abattoir and meat processing and be modelled on European standards for food safety and productivity.
This was the challenge, when NIRAS was asked to carry out the preliminary planning of the new food plant in the Perm region. The current production should be expanded and relocated from an existing site to a new combined production site to house both a dairy and a facility for slaughtering and processing pigs, cattle and lambs.
In Russia it is not unusual for large agricultural companies to control the primary production as well as processing and distribution. The Russian agricultural sector is expanding rapidly these years, and the country’s entry into the WTO means even greater demands on efficient planning and production.
On the basis of detailed analysis of legislation, logistics and food safety, a group of NIRAS’s process engineers and architects with experience from several dairy and meat projects in both Denmark and Russia established the overall frames of the project in the Master Plan.
The combination of dairy, abattoir and meat processing is unusual but advantageous with regards to both production and distribution costs. The combination of the production units meant savings not only on administration but also on energy supply and waste water plants.
The plant was modelled on European standards for food safety and productivity and the Master Plan also included time schedules and investment budgets.