We are proud of our long-term relationship with Crisp Malting Group. Over the years, the Edwards team has relished the opportunity to apply our skills and experience to Crisp’s business and gain a deep understanding of the challenges involved.

The problem 

The Malthouse at Portgordon near Buckie in Northern Scotland produces 40,000 metric tonnes of malt per annum. The quality of their product is of paramount importance and the malt process creates conditions that are hard on steel structures. Crisp needed a way to upgrade the Malthouse structure, without impacting on production or malt quality.

The solution 

Edwards constructed an innovative approach that allowed the existing structure to be replaced or strengthened as required whilst eliminating the risk of malt contamination. The entire structure was re-sheeted with stainless-steel lined composite sheeting.

The outcome 

Crisp’s malt production continued uninterrupted for eight months as the project was delivered on time and within budget. The project installed galvanised structural mild steel and stainless-steel cladding that will significantly extend the life of the Malthouse.

The refurbishment of the Malthouse at Portgordon was essential to ensure continued supply of good quality malt to our customers. Edwards’ approach ensured that this project was delivered successfully and safely with no loss of production.

Steve Surridge, Group Chief Engineer, Crisp Malting Group Ltd