CCA to add 2nd brewhouse
Mirror image plant will increase capacity to 4.7mhl
Cerveceria Centroamericana, Guatemala’s leading brewer has on order a brewhouse that alongside its existing plant will increase its capacity to 4.7 million hectolitres.
Ziemann Holvrieka is undertaking the turnkey project. This will include engineering, manufacture, transport and installation, pipework and commissioning. The brewery, which will be able to produce 12 brews a day, each of approximately 1,050 hectolitres, will be operational in 2017.
It will be equipped with a mash tun with a Colibri agitator, a lauter tun, a Shark internal boiler and a whirlpool. Ziemann says CCA chose the variable Shark boiler to be able to create aroma profiles from ‘mild’ to ‘edgy.’
Also on order are a hop dosing plant and a CIP plant. The malt intake system will be extended by the addition of Ziemann’s T-Rex milling system.
There’s an environmentally friendly wrinkle – it’s possible for CCA at any time to make use of solar energy to heat water for use in the new brewhouse.
The new cold block comprises eight cylindroconical fermentation tanks with 6,000 hectolitre capacities. These will be manufactured on site – all the other tanks and brewing vessels will be shipped from Bürgstadt in Germany to Guatemala City.
The order also includes a filtration line with a capacity of 500hl per hour, including stabilisation, and a yeast propagation plant.
Cerveceria Centroamericana’s existing brewhouse was also ordered from Ziemann, with it beginning operations in 2010.