Interserve to work with Wates on Haribo project

Interserve Engineering Services has won the £10.5m M&E contract for Haribo’s new confectionery factory that is being built by Wates Construction.

Once complete, the 30,700 sq m. three-storey manufacturing unit and four-storey office next to the M62 in Castleford, West Yorkshire, will produce over 48,000 tonnes of sweets a year and is set to create 286 jobs in the area.

Alongside M&E installation, the project, which starts in May and should be complete early next year, includes compressed air, a packaged chiller to provide chilled water, and a dual fuel steam boiler.

Haribo plans a future investment of a CHP engine for the scheme, which will provide a primary source of energy for the mechanical services and help power the production process.

Haribo UK managing director Herwig Vennekens said: “After two years of planning it’s great to finally get to the stage where we are setting the foundations that support our plans for growth within the UK. This investment in a new facility will enhance HARIBO’s production capabilities and help us to meet the growing demand for our products.”

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