This project was set in motion on the 25th of August 2020 to design and build a state-of-the-art macadamia processing facility, while ensuring sustainable principles. The reason being that sustainability is beneficial for both the present and future generations.
The new and improved facility will be one of the first environmentally friendly macadamia processing facilities in the world. The facility’s energy source will be a combination of solar, bio and conventional energy. Fuelled by burning the supply of macadamia shells that have accumulated during the cracking process, the sun as well as conventional energy sources. To ensure the carbon footprint of the facility is as low as possible.
Our goal is to generate self-sufficient electricity and become the first carbon neutral macadamia processing facility in the world.
Did you know?
- This project has moved and re-engineered 66,000 m3 of soil. This is the equivalent of filling 27 Olympic sized swimming pools.
- The building has used nearly 800 tonnes of reinforced structural steel which equates to 500 km of steel bars.
- The project will pour nearly 12,300 m3 of concrete and lay 1.7 million bricks which if placed side by side would stretch from Nelspruit situated in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa to Johannesburg situated in the province of Gauteng in South Africa.
- The new factory consists out of 21,000 m3 with the height of the tallest building measuring over 26 meters.