As Breweries worldwide are experiencing increasing energy cost associated with production, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited yesterday unveiled a CO2 and a Cooling Plant that will address such problems at the Company’s headquarters.
According to the Managing Director of Sierra Leone Brewery, Willy Ngana, the unveiling of the two plants is a day of accomplishment, as they see into fruition the commencement of the commissioning of a dream come true, disclosing that in 2013, the Brewery’s total investment was Le17 Billion (seventeen Billon Leones).
He states that the two plants are worth over Le8bn (eight billion Leones) which are part of their approved Le28bn (twenty-eight billion Leones) investment programme in 2014, that are designed to improve product quality and efficiency of their production process, as well as to their functional and economical savings, explaining that as a market leader, SL Brewery has always been driven by their vision to become an exemplary company in Sierra Leone, producing only the highest quality standard with top of the line products produced under international standards, seen by their investment in state of the art technology and with modern equipment
“Achieving superior standards also comes with huge investment; hence this investment will enable us to meet the continuous market changing dynamics and to satisfy the increasing consumer choice. We believe in Sierra Leone and as partners for growth, we are working together in achieving the Government’s Agenda for Prosperity” he stated, stating that they are committed to the country’s Local Content policy and over 96% of their employees are Sierra Leoneans with clearly defined capability development and succession plans for more responsibility.
The Managing Director stated that their Sorghum project and its extension on Community Revenue Enhancement Agricultural Technology Extension (CREATE) launched in April 2013, is already yielding good results as part of the Local Content Policy and stimulating growth through local farmers.
Representing the SL Brewery Board in the ceremony and also officially unveiling the two plants, L.J Tani Pratt, maintained that the CO2 and the Cooling plants, worth over Le8bn purifies or purges the Carbon dioxide generated in the fermentation process to an odourless tasteless food product with improved product quality and the Ultra-modern ammonia Cooling plant, provides improved cooling capacity resulting in excellent efficiency in the filtration and packing sections with reduced ammonia consumption and zero loss of ammonia to the atmosphere which is an environmentally friendly action respectively.
He stated that such investment is a demonstration of the Company’s commitment to invest in production equipment and in addition to creating highly skilled human capital, which will provide a multipliers effect for the company and the country, while impacting positively on the efficiency in the production of superior production in the country.
Wednesday June 11, 2014