Project: New Tower, Malthouse ‘E’
Client: Canada Malting Limited (now GrainCorp Malt)
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Canada Malting Limited awarded CMC the contract for the engineering design, procurement, construction supervision and commissioning of this new facility for state-of-the-art malt germinating techniques. The process design includes many innovative features for the barley malting process.
CMC’s goal was to enable Canada Malting Limited to meet the escalating domestic and export demands for malted barley by designing and constructing a facility with an annual throughput of 150,000 tonnes.
The completed facility consists of two concrete buildings which include the following features:
- An eight levels cast-in-place steep/germinating tower, with a steep tank and pre-germinating floors (530 m² each), and six germinating floors with a total area of 3,180 m²
- A clear span diameter of 26 m for each of the eight floors presented a challenge that required an innovative approach to structural design
- Horizontal and material handling systems with 200 tonnes per hour capacity of barley equivalent. Total germination capacity of 1,620 tonnes for the six floors
- A moveable perforated floor and a loading/unloading machine for the steep and pre-germination tanks
- A fixed perforated floor supported by a structural concrete sub floor, with a loading/unloading/turning machine on each of the six germination levels
- Attemperation building area for mechanical/service support of 2,000 m²
- Two-storey cast-in-place/pre-cast kiln/service building with a drying floor area of 900 m² and 800 m² of mechanical space. Each deck of the double-decked kiln provides a drying capacity of 300 tonnes per batch. Each deck contains a fixed floor with a loading/unloading machine.