By Andy Young

Coopers Brewery has signed a $3.5m contract with Adelaide-based refrigeration firm Cold Logic for the supply and installation of a refrigeration plant at the new Regency Park malting plant.

The $63m malting plant is expected to open later this year and this deal will see the installation of a water chilling system that will circulate five million litres of water daily to regulate the temperature at the plant.

Coopers Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said the new malting plant would produce approximately 54,000 tonnes of malt a year, with two thirds available for export.  

“The new plant will guarantee the long-term supply of high-quality malt for our future growth,” he said.  

“We are delighted to be working with Cold Logic, which has been a valued supplier of ours for many years from the time we were based at Leabrook.”

Cold Logic Partner, Mr Eddie Lane, said the major project was the latest in the long-term relationship between the two South Australian companies.  

“We have been a trusted supplier to Coopers for more than 30 years,” he said.  

“Cold Logic was instrumental in the design and installation of the refrigeration plant at Coopers’ Regency Park facility when they relocated from Leabrook.  

“Typically, refrigeration makes up 40 to 60 per cent of a brewery’s energy use. We are passionate about helping Coopers to overcome higher energy costs and improve their efficiencies.  

“We’re pleased to be involved in such a significant project for one of the state’s biggest brands.”

The Cold Logic system will minimise the energy required to product the malt and will utilise environmentally-friendly refrigerant ammonia which has no greenhouse warming potential and no impact on the ozone layer.

The Shout Team

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