SPX Flow to design dairy ingredients plant in Spain

SPX Flow Inc has won a US$60 million contract to establish a dairy ingredients plant in Galicia, Spain.

The facility will feature a number of SPX Flow fluid handling components and process technologies including valves, pumps, heat exchangers, homogenizers, separators and mixers.

SPX Flow will design and provide a completely integrated solution that maximizes return on skimmed milk by manufacturing high-value dry dairy components. The greenfield project will have the capacity to process milk using membrane solutions for milk fractionation and drying technology to produce milk protein powders for infant formula, sports and clinical nutritional products.

As the new plant moves into full commercial production, SPX Flow will also offer the customer a comprehensive aftermarket support solution.

Work on the project will start immediately and the plant is expected to begin operating in early 2020.

“We continue to leverage our global dairy processing expertise to expand our presence and install base in Europe,” said Dwight Gibson, president of SPX Flow Food and Beverage. “We look forward to working closely with the customer to establish a state-of-the-art milk powder plant to help them grow their global export business.”