Wiley wins two QMBA awards for world class innovation

05 July 2013

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Wiley, food industry specialists in integrated facility engineering have won two Queensland Master Builder’s (QMBA) Brisbane Regional Awards in the, “Industrial Building over $5 Million” and “Innovation in Environmental Management” categories at tonight’s gala awards dinner.

Wiley won for their outstanding level of design and construction on Primo’s $136 Million smallgoods facility at Wacol in Brisbane. The project was also recently awarded the AIB Queensland Chapter’s Excellence in Building State Award for “Research, Development and Technology”.

In accepting the award, Project Director, Graham Harvey said, “This is a great win for Wiley, for Primo and everyone who worked so hard to achieve an industry benchmark we can all be proud of.”

The project’s numerous innovative and environmental solutions, include:

  • An energy saving cold storage lighting solution which also reduces the heat load.
  • A refrigeration system that is energy efficient, with lowest possible carbon footprint and zero greenhouse impact, whilst maintaining operational temperatures and preventing cross-contamination. This includes a sub-system for the collection and recycling of condensate from various process areas in the facility for reuse in the refrigeration plant.
  • Utilising waste heat energy generated from the closed-loop refrigeration gas cooling circuit to heat the hydronic system, which in turn prevents subfloor frost heave in the freezer floors.
  • A never before approved system to recycle captured rainwater (with combined capacity of 2,610,000L) to cool the refrigeration cooling towers requiring 12,380KW of cooling total.

Tom Wiley, Managing Director of Wiley said, “This project showcases our commitment to quality and innovation and demonstrates our proven ability to deliver award-winning, world’s best solutions for food manufacturers.”

Looking ahead, Wiley is now in the running to compete at the state level with winners announced at a QMBA Gala dinner in October in Brisbane.

An in-depth profile of Stage One of this award-winning project is available to read and download here
The Brisbane regional winners are listed on the QMBA website here