Dairygold Mitchelstown

  • Job: Low Rate Digester Tank
  • Cost: €50,000
  • Year: February 2012

Essentials facility at Castlefarm, Mitchelstown (Food Industry Installations)

DFI’s Dairy Essentials facility at Castlefarm, Mitchelstown has one of the largest Demineralised Whey manufacturing plants in Europe. It is the foundation for its focus on the premium Baby Food market. DFI is a leading supplier to the Irish Infant Milk sector. This supplies 16% of the World’s requirements

Kiernan Electrical have recently established themselves as a regular fixture on site carrying out various small & medium sized projects on site including the Bactofuge Skid & Digester Plant.


Commencing in September 2011, this project consisted of the construction of a Low Rate Digester Tank and associated site works at the Dairygold Powder Process Plant in Mitchlestown, Co. Cork, the world's largest 90% demineralised whey facility.

The 47,000m3 capacity, 78m diameter tank was a post tensioned  concrete structure. The tank was completed and handed over to the Client in February 2012.
Additional work on the project included the construction of the utilities and security buildings, access roads and over 6km of service infrastructure. All works were completed by June 2012.