Designing and building a high-output alternative protein facility for animal feeds
Enterra, a company focused on delivering sustainable protein sources for pets, poultry, fish, and birds, wanted to construct a new industrial production facility and that would greatly improve their output. Our job? Scaling up and reconfiguring Enterra’s previous operations into an existing warehouse shell.
Working in collaboration with Enterra stakeholders, we developed the preliminary process layout, functional program, and concept plans that would increase production and efficiency. We contributed Class C costing to confirm budget compliance as well as process flow diagrams (PFD), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), and dynamic models of the materials handling systems. With the dynamic model in place, we further refined the proposed processes.
The final design included dynamic modeling for dual over-head craning activities (900 movements per day), blast mitigation measures for classified areas, and compliance with security and sanitation code requirements for insect rearing. The final facility? Forty times larger than Enterra’s previous operations—a massive upgrade to their output capacity.
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