By Annette Shailer
The site is nearing the final stages of earthworks, with the building stage to move into full swing by June in anticipation of a projected completion by next March.
An artist’s rendition of the new Bluetongue Brewery
As the principal building contractor, Qanstruct will coordinate all the building works for the project in accordance with the design requirements, including hiring local contractors to create employment and growth in the region.
Pacific Beverages CEO Peter McLoughlin said he was happy with the progress to date, with the building phase expected to generate around 200 jobs.
“In addition to meeting the rapidly increasing demand for the beer brands in the Pacific Beverages portfolio, the brewery will also provide a great tourist attraction and showcase for beer lovers,” he said.
“The project will create employment opportunities for subcontractors and material suppliers as well as the economic multiplier effects that will be generated from such a large investment in the region. Appointing Qanstruct is a key step in this process.”