Carlsberg picks Ziemann
Greenfield 500,000 hl brewery build in Myanmar
Carlsberg Group has selected Ziemann to work with its joint venture in Myanmar, with the German supplier to build a 500,000 greenfield brewery in the country.
In its initial phase the brewery will employ a 240 hectolitre mash filter with eight brews per day. It will be designed to be expandable, to up to five million hectolitres per year.
Ziemann says that while Carlsberg has “clear conceptions” that key component such as the mash filter, automation and valves must be of European origin, it will call on local and regionally sourced equipment when it makes sense in order to reduce costs. Ziemann’s regional office in Bangkok will be involved in the project. Automation engineers charged with developing the required Braumat automation software as well as training local operators will come from there.
Ziemann and Carlsberg have a track record of working together in Southeast Asia, with the supplier having undertaken several projects for Lao Brewery, another Carlsberg JV, in neighbouring Laos.
In February Carlsberg announced that it had taken a 51% stake in the JV with a local conglomerate, Myanmar Gold Star Breweries, which has interests in everything from soft drinks to banking.