Upgrade for Synlait boosts production capacity.

Dunsandel, Canterbury

The project

Babbage have formed and maintained a close relationship with Synlait since beginning work with them in 2007 to develop their site in Dunsandel Canterbury. Work began with Babbage providing the project management, construction management and technical advisory services for the delivery of Synlait’s No.1 Drier and associated green field support services and infrastructure.

With the successful completion of stage 1 our engagement continued in 2010 to manage the delivery of the infant formula capable No.2 Drier and in 2013 to deliver the state of the art Blending and Canning facility. Today the relationship with Synlait continues with our team currently engaged managing the delivery of Synlait’s 3rd Drier, boiler and all associated on and off site support services.

Partnering and innovation

Due to Babbage’s unique history, experience and our track record with Synlait, Babbage’s cost management and reporting process was readily adopted by financial institutions in lieu of their usual requirements for an independent project reviewer. This led to ongoing and repeat business for Babbage and continues to set the benchmark for cost management of capital projects in the dairy industry.