Ahrens is excited to have been awarded the 2018 winner of ‘Steel Excellence of Steel Clad Structures’ by the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), during their SA Steel Excellence Awards program in Adelaide on June 13.
This award was given in recognition of the team’s work on the extensive, state-of-the-art malting plant facility for iconic SA brand Coopers, which was built in Regency Park.
The team included project manager Cameron Ainslie, site supervisors Josh Min and Jed McClure, operations manager Aaron Bain, site erection’s Phil Anderson, paintline manager David Troisi, welding supervisor Jarrad Thiele, cadet project manager Jayden Bell and Steel SA’s David Staehr, Malcolm Handke and Shane Waldhuter.
According to Ahrens, the plant is considered the most technically advanced in the world and represents the single largest investment in Cooper’s 155-year history. It even eclipses the cost of the Regency Park brewery completed in 2001.
At its full capacity, it will annually produce around 54,000 tonnes of malt, the key ingredient in the production of beer.
Ahrens shared how proud they are to play part in an event promoting excellence in Australian steel, profiling the beauty and versatility of Australian steel as a design and prime building material.