Brewing

Partnering with you towards success

Exceptional experience leads to exceptional results.

With over 30 years of brewing experience, Lorien’s specialised knowledge and experience gives us a unique capability to deliver projects of every size and complexity.

  • Malting
  • Brewhouse
  • Filtration
  • Fermentation and maturation
  • Yeast handling
  • Liquor systems and water treatment
  • CIP
  • Small pack, keg and cask
  • Palletisation and Logistics
  • Effluent handling and waste-to-energy
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Lorien has the knowledge and tools to model, size and design brewing plant for maximum efficiency

David Mallinson, Director of Brewing and Drinks

Global CapEx projects for major Brewing organisations

From new product introductions to technology re-equipping, and manufacturing scale-up to the consolidation of facilities, the team has over 30-years’ experience in the sector.

  • Site masterplans and concept design
  • Plant sizing via our “Opti-Brew” tool
  • Front-End Engineering Design
  • Tender design and planning consent / permitting
  • Scheme implementation, including construction planning, procurement and execution management
  • Construction safety management
  • Safety risk management including HAZOPs and Safety & Operability Assessment
  • Production plant safety qualification, including CE Marking
  • Machine and area safety, including PUWER / AUWED and DSEAR / ATEX​​​​​​
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Key information

Many of our projects start at the concept study stage, providing an unbiased appraisal of the most effective solutions that include: product range or volume expansion, lower cost of production, factory rationalisation and master-planning. We handle projects seamlessly from study through design and procurement to final commissioning and handover, providing total ownership of the project.

  • Projects for brewers in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Experienced Brewing Sector multi-discipline engineers (including building, building services, process, utilities, packaging and automation engineers)
  • Specialists in product handling, liquids processing, hygienic design and fill/pack
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
  • Safety Compliance
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“Opti-Brew” - Capacity modelling for brewers

“Opti-Brew” models the manufacturing process to demonstrate the impact of phased expansion to meet future production targets. The detailed data can be utilised throughout the manufacturing process from grain through to finished product.

By adding empirical Overall Equipment Effectiveness figures and known restrictions, we can show maximum capacities.

When a step change in production capacity is planned, “Opti-Brew” highlights the pinch points in the process and identifies the extra plant and equipment needed and can help define a clear road map for future growth

The tool is ideal for companies with a wide-ranging product portfolio that need to analyse the efficiency of their equipment and overall capacity options.

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Partner with us

In partnering with Lorien you will find people who understand brewing, and who can guide your projects from concept design through to an operational, commissioned and validated state.  Investment projects can often come with challenges, such as construction and installation of novel designs and processes; tight cost constraints; construction adjacent to live production plant. 

Whatever the challenge may be, with over £3bn of constructed projects behind us, you can be assured that the team at Lorien is very likely to have met similar challenges and managed through to an effective outcome.

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