AF wins €5.5 million contract to modernise Chr Hansen plant


Will install a complete fermentation line for the production of probiotics at plant in Denmark

ÅF, an engineering and consulting company serving the industrial, infrastructure and energy markets, has signed a new €5.5 million contract with Chr Hansen to modernise the bioscience company's production plant.

Under the terms of the contract, ÅF will upgrade Chr Hansen's plant in Roskilde, Denmark by installing a complete system for the production of probiotics used in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

The new production plant is expected to be completed in November 2017.

The contract covers the installation of a new fermentation line including upstream and downstream equipment.

ÅF is responsible for project management, process and electrical design, installation, commissioning and qualification of all necessary components.

'With a new modern production plant we will meet the higher capacity demands from our customers,' said Esben Terstrup, Director, Human Health Production at Chr Hansen.

'ÅF’s competence and experience from similar projects made them the best partner to us.'

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The project will be managed from the ÅF office in Herlev, Denmark with engineers from both Denmark and Sweden.