Innocent builds a de Blender plant in Rotterdam

Innocent is currently building a brand new carbon-neutral production plant in Rotterdam: de Blender. Construction of the new factory has necessitated the supply of stainless steel tanks for bulk storage of fluids, such as orange juice, apple juice and water.

Gpi was approached with the request to supply nine storage tanks, each with a 250m3 capacity.

Innocent called in GEA for the design and construction of the new juice manufacturing plant. Five tanks are to be used for the storage of bulk juice, including orange and apple juice. Two tanks are to be deployed for the storage of cold water and two for warm water, which will be heated using the factory’s sustainable heat pumping system.

All tanks are made from 316(L) stainless steel and provided with insulation. The tanks are provided with skirts with an alcove, meaning the tanks are interconnected and an enclosed gangway is created.

The tanks were manufactured at the Gpi plant in Lopik. Transport and installation were arranged by Gpi. The GEA team was responsible for connecting up the tanks with the rest of the plant.