Greenfield project for Topec in Mozambique

One of the largest international breweries is constructing a brewery in Mozambique. Neither the brewery or Topec, the power and backup power supplier, have worked in this part of Africa before, making this a double greenfield project.

The brewery should be up and running in about one year. It is an ambitious timeframe, considering they have to yet break ground. Thankfully, the brewery can rely on a wealth of experience with similar projects and production lines in other countries. They are also working with their trusted contractors and suppliers. Topec was on the brewer’s short list and got the call last year. Jos Heinrichs, Sales Engineer at Topec:  ”The contract was soon awarded. A perfect order. With this project we will increase our activities in Africa.”

Cost efficiency was key
he project may not be unique from a technical perspective, but it is in terms of the focus on cost efficiency. “We always strive to deliver cost-efficient solutions but, in this instance, cost efficiency was key. This is a greenfield project with several unknowns. Will the local population take to the beer produced in this brewery? Is there enough growth potential? The African market is highly competitive. We are proud that the client chose us on the basis of the cost-efficiency of our solutions.”

Complete package
Topec is connecting the brewery to the utility grid and installing a proven, reliable backup power solution. Jos Heinrichs: “We are engineering low-voltage distributors that will power several groups, including water pumps, purification systems, and the bottling line itself. The project scope also includes installing and configuring everything. We look forward to completing this part of the job with local partners.”

Project specifications
– 2 3512 PKG gensets in full flow container
– 2 generator controls + UPS
– 1 LV and MV switchgear
– 1 container for switchgears and controls
– 2 step-up transformers in (1) container
– 2 MV RMU with local installation
– 2 dry transformers with installation
– Installation and commissioning Mozambique

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