10 January 2015
Red Lea Chickens produce poultry products that are sold through wholesalers, supermarkets, butcher shops, restaurants, hotels and clubs as well as their own retail outlets. All products have been processed at their Blacktown facility since operations began in 1957.
Wiley was approached to design and build an air chill to improve chilling capacity and product quality. Wiley was recommended to Red Lea by Linco, a leading poultry equipment supplier of air chill process systems.
Wiley studied the feasibility of building the air chill through the existing roof in the recommended location.
Once the project was considered feasible, Wiley moved quickly to submit a development application (DA) with Blacktown City Council.
While the DA was processed, Wiley developed designs for tendering and construction activities.
The project was complex due to being constructed through the roof and needed to be fast tracked. On this basis, the project under an open-book Target Sum style agreement. The end cost was below the original Target Sum.
Wiley took single point of responsibility for:
The new air chill provides Red Lea with improved chilling capacity and improvements to stringent product quality specifications.
The project was delivered fast tracked in seven months from feasibility stage through development approval and design, construction and commissioning.