Project Dove is a £200M investment by Nestlé to centralise all coffee manufacture in the UK to a single site in Tutbury, Staffordshire.
In order to link up all the high-pressure steam and heating facilities for the buildings, a vast amount of pipework was required. In late 2013, adi Process Pipework successfully tendered for this work. For the first time in the UK, all forms of Nestlé’s coffee production, including freeze-dried, spray dried and pod technology has been brought together.
Starting in May 2014, the adi Process Pipework team installed over 5,000 metres of stainless steel process pipework to carry steam, process water, drinking water, chilled water, compressed air and effluent into and out of the manufacturing facilities, along with specialist mechanical fabrication work.
The work included installing a Class 3 PED (pressure equipment directive) eight-inch main, which had to be certified by Royal Sun Alliance, the notifying body.
In comparison to the old site in Hayes, the new site in Tutburywill use 70% less energy and have significantly less environmental impact, in line with Nestlé’s sustainability objectives.
- Recipient of an award in early 2015 to recognise adi Process Pipework as one of Nestlé UK’s top 20 contractors (out of nearly 100 companies) involved in Project Dove.
- Close collaborative working relationships with the Nestlé project engineering team established, based on a “can do” attitude from the adi team.
- Project timescales achieved in a timely manner and work finished in February 2015, despite early construction delays.
- All work closely monitored via the Nestlé project scorecard matrix.
Nestlé UK & Ireland is a subsidiary of Nestlé SA, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Within the UK and Irish food industry, it employs 8,000 employees across 23 sites. They produce some of Britain’s best loved brands such as Kit Kat, Nescafé, Smarties, Buxton water, Go Cat and Shreddies.