Europe’s leading powdered baby milk production unit in terms of its capacity, the 38,000 square metre SYNUTRA France factory was built in Carhaix-Plouguer (Finistère) in 23 months by THEBAULT Ingénierie. Spectacular work because of its size and the way professional risks were avoided during the construction.
The SYNUTRA Group invested 200 million euros to build a brand new factory in Carhaix-Plouguer, which was capable of producing 100,000 tonnes of milk powder per year, or 10 % of Chinese consumption. “Work began in mid-February 2014 and finished as planned on 8th January 2016,” explained the General Director of THEBAULT Ingénierie, Philippe Loiseau.
For this exceptional project, an exceptional planning approach was required to avoid accidents at the site with an examination beforehand of the potential risks. The factory has now been awarded a distinction from the Carsat (Brittany) at the CFIA show, which brings together suppliers in the food production sector. “This work rewards the work done by SYNUTRA and the teams working on the project managed by our group, THEBAULT INGENIERIE,” explained Sébastien Conan, sales director for THEBAULT ingénierie.
A team present for two years
Both in the design stage and construction work, SYNUTRA and THEBAULT Ingénierie shared their respective experiences. “It was vital for this to be a joint construction project,” noted Sébastien Conan. For example, the two groups put a team of twelve in place from THEBAULT Ingénierie with a health and safety coordinator, when the work was being carried out. From Monday to Saturday, men and women monitored the work being done. They manage to reconcile a cautious approach and speed, meaning efficient and safe work.
By adopting an intelligent approach with carefully thought out design work, THEBAULT Ingénierie has updated its know-how. They now promote their own special way of working, which has proved to be effective and can be applied throughout building projects in France.
Acanthus award: safer building
With its acanthus award, the Carsat (Brittany), has given an award for the safety measures put in place to avoid professional risks by the firms during the design, construction, fitting out, use and future maintenance of the new buildings.
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