Open Country installed a13MW electrode boiler in Awarua. Through this project, it has become a driving force in leading environmentally sustainable change in the dairy sector.
The boiler is:
1. The largest electrode boiler installed in the Southern Hemisphere.
2. The first time in the world an electrode boiler is being used by a dairy company for the purpose of primary steam supply to a large milk powder dryer.
3. A new technology that gives Open Country the ability to heat cold water to full steam in less than five minutes, compared to six hours with traditional coal-powered boilers.