For the new construction and expansion of our potato protein production line at the Wietzendorf site in Germany, the Emsland Group is once again calling on the expertise of GEA. The follow-up order for the production line in Wietzendorf, valued in the low single-digit million-euro range, includes planning, delivery, and installation support for the entire process line for converting potato juice into high-quality protein.
During the selection process, the outstanding performance of the process line at the Kyritz site along with the expertise of the GEA product managers were the determining factors in the decision to award the contract for the new project. “When it comes to protein recovery, the quality of the end product as well as the professional management of the process to ensure a high yield from centrifugal separation are critically important,” Tobias Niemeyer, project engineer at the Emsland Group’s Wietzendorf location, explains. “Along with the excellent advice and planning provided by the GEA product and project managers, we were particularly impressed with the outstanding performance and flexibility of the decanters. They offer both the necessary adjustment options to react flexibly to the quality of our natural products and the reliability we need to meet our high-quality expectations with constant as well as fluctuating processing outputs,” Tobias Niemeyer adds.
Ensuring reliable and precise separation of different constituents is also important because the company uses every component of the raw material to refine other products. This also includes potato fibers, which are refined and processed as pulp that is used to make products such as animal feed.
“GEA checks all the boxes. With its process expertise in decanter technology, GEA is a reliable and important partner for our protein recovery processes,” Carsten Koop’s, Head of Procurement at the Emsland Group, confirms.