Batch Process Line Expansion

Batch Process Line Expansion

Location: Canada

Client: Confidential Food Client

Completion Date: 2005

Burns & McDonnell developed the preliminary engineering and engineer-procure-construct (EPC) bid package for an expansion of a batch process line and packaging department in Canada. The project included two new fryers and associated handling equipment, finished product conveying and packaging. During the development of the preliminary engineering effort, an alternative scope was developed to provide a $4 million savings and still meet the objective of the expansion.

After the bidding process, Burns & McDonnell was awarded the full EPC project. Our team provided detailed engineering, equipment procurement and construction for two new kettle fryers, a potato flume transfer system, slicers, a proportional control product distribution system, five new packaging lines and related seasoning equipment, a packaging mezzanine, and new infrastructure utilities, including HVAC.


  • Preliminary engineering
  • Engineer-procure-construct (EPC) bid package development
  • Detailed design
  • Equipment procurement
  • Construction services
  • Shutdown coordination
  • Systems integration
  • First-of-a-kind packaging structure design
  • $4 million in value engineering
  • $8.5 million total installed cost
  • On time, on budget
  • Less than 1.5 percent total change orders
  • AIB-recognized for clean construction execution