AFRY will provide engineering and consulting services for the new Ardagh Metal Packaging factory and the new Ardagh Glass Packaging factory in Brazil
AFRY, a supplier of engineering, design, and advisory services, has been selected by Ardagh Group to provide engineering and consulting services for the new Ardagh Metal Packaging factory and the new Ardagh Glass Packaging factory in Brazil.
Under the contract, AFRY will be responsible for supply management for the new multi-line beverage can production factory and its detailed engineering services, and basic engineering services for the overall complex.
AFRY will also perform the environmental impact assessments, and support the complex’s environmental licencing process.
The new aluminium beverage plant will feature two production lines, with the capacity to produce three billion aluminium cans per annum.
Work on the facility is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2022 and should be completed by the end of next year.
The glass packaging facility is anticipated to start operations in the first half of 2024.
Ardagh Metal Packaging CEO Jorge Bannitz said: “Following the stricter sustainability criteria, the factories are designed with modern equipment, state-of-the-art technology and high energy efficiency, which will provide lower consumption of electricity, fuel and water in the process.
“In addition, to minimize the environmental impact, equipment will be installed to reduce the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere and renewable energy will be used in the production.”
With 65 metal and glass production plants across 16 nations, Ardagh employs 20,000 people and generates annual sales of almost $10bn.
This project forms part of the industrial complex that the Ardagh Group plans to construct in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
AFRY Process Industries Latin America Energy, Infrastructure and Special Projects consulting director Nilson Niero said: “The co-operation between Ardagh Group and AFRY started already in the site location study phase and this project is another step in building a trusted relationship between these companies.”