Vinamilk, the market leader in Vietnam for production of dairy products, has placed an order with GEA Process Engineering for the delivery of two complete dairy processing lines for production of infant formula. The order of more than 30 million euro marks Vinamilk’s biggest single investment in dairy processing equipment.
GEA Process Engineering’s delivery includes two GEA Process Engineering wet mix plants, two GEA Niro spray dryers, and two GEA Colby powder handling and retail filling plants. GEA Process Engineering will also provide utility and mechanical installation as well as production start-up services. The two processing lines will each have a capacity to produce 4 ton of infant formula per hour.
“We are very happy with this order because by delivering complete production lines and provid-ing installation and start-up from A to Z, we can guarantee that Vinamilk gets a fully optimised production facility,” says Claus Siegaard, Business Unit Manager for GEA Process Engineering in Singapore.
GEA Process Engineering won the order in an open tender that was released by Vinamilk in Janu-ary 2010. GEA Process Engineering handed in its bid in June.
“We have chosen GEA as the supplier of our new installation because it has met all our require-ments during tender evaluation in regards to process technology, incl. experience, engineering, delivery time and reasonable pricing,” says Madame Lien, Chairwoman for Vinamilk.
Infant formula production, scheduled to commence in August 2012, will serve both the domestic market in Vietnam as well as Vinamilk’s export markets. The production lines will be located near Ho Chi Minh City.