The new plant, with an area of 15,000m2, was equipped by VMA with all the necessary hardware and software to enable an annual production capacity of 10,000 tons of ABUNDA mycoprotein.
The Scottish company chose VMA to help build the first of 100 European factories, an ambition it aims to achieve by 2032. VMA provided the complete automation and programming of the production process (Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Execution System, Electrical & Instrumentation, Automation and Data Management).
The factory runs on the zero-waste principle and can replace 5 million cows or 1.2 billion chickens annually. That corresponds to 6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions or 30 million trees.
Guy Wynendaele, CEO of VMA: "Almost all of our projects contribute to the energy transition in one way or another. Ranging from batteries to electric cars, sustainable buildings and smart industry. With our portfolio of skills and expertise, we can offer integrated technology solutions to complex challenges."
Jens Andriessen, Design & Build Lead of ENOUGH: "From the very beginning, we could rely on a smooth collaboration with our partner, VMA. At every step of the construction process, their passionate team was ready to look for the best solutions – together with our teams. Thanks to their flexibility, their knowledge and experience and their 'can do' attitude, we have succeeded in setting up this complex pilot project in Sas van Gent (NL) in a short period of time."
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