Bright News from Tooheys Beer Cellar

Beer has been a popular beverage in Australia since early settlement. In 1860, brothers John and James Toohey established a brewery in Sydney’s Darling Harbour where they began brewing their famous beer. In 1955, Tooheys moved to their new brewery in Lidcome NSW, where it continues to brew beers to this day.

Beer Storage Tanks at Tooheys Brewery, Lidcombe, NSW
Beer Storage Tanks at Tooheys Brewery, Lidcombe, NSW

Australia is one of the world’s largest consumers of beer and Tooheys Lidcombe brewery produces approximately 5 million litres of beer per week. In addition to producing the standard lines of Tooheys beer, such as Tooheys New, Old & Extra Dry, the site also brews other licensed beers including Heineken, Stella Artois & Beck’s.

Bass Electrical Engineering (Bass) has been carrying out electrical projects at Tooheys Lidcombe site for the past three years. Tooheys recently installed a new bright beer cellar to replace the three existing bright beer cellars and Bass carried out all electrical works for the installation.

Crew from Bass Electrical Engineering standing in front of the automated valve manifold inside Tooheys Bright Beer Cellar. (From Left to right, Aaron Taylor - Project Manager, Nick Farrugia - Electrical Technician, Matt Leaney - Senior Foreman.)
Crew from Bass Electrical Engineering standing in front of the automated valve manifold inside Tooheys Bright Beer Cellar. (From Left to right, Aaron Taylor – Project Manager, Nick Farrugia – Electrical Technician, Matt Leaney – Senior Foreman.)

The old cellars had a manual process and were replaced to eliminate the manual handling component and to improve product quality.

With the help of Bass electrical engineers and technicians, the cellar now has an automated beer brewing process. Bass designed and built the stainless steel local control panels and provided power, automation and control communications to the cellar.

Senior Foreman, Matt Leaney next to a Bass Electrical Engineering designed PLC Control Cabinet. (Tooheys Bright Beer Cellar)
Senior Foreman, Matt Leaney next to a Bass Electrical Engineering designed PLC Control Cabinet. (Tooheys Bright Beer Cellar)

Next time you’re enjoying a Tooheys brew, or one of the many beers they license, raise your glass and say “cheers” to Bass for a job well done!

 

 

 

David Le Beau

General Manager

About Bass Electrical Engineering

Bass Electrical Engineering is unique for its diverse capabilities and extensive engineering services. These services are delivered across a wide range of markets including mining and resources, steel, oil, gas, water, energy generation, manufacturing, food and beverage, process and petrochemical industry sectors.

Bass is recognised for its skill and experience with industrial installations, from the pre-feasibility and design phase of a project cycle through to commissioning. This is supported by comprehensive electrical, instrumentation and technical capabilities and specialist teams trained and certified in hazardous area design, installation and inspection.

Bass is located in Sydney and Wollongong, NSW and has 186 employees.

Bass forms part of ARA Electrical, a division of the ARA Group.

T: +61 (0) 421 612 889 E: david.lebeau@basselec.com.au
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