MTX were contracted to supply, deliver and install the four pressurised ripening rooms after dismantling and removing existing internal facilities.
The ripening room is designed to expand Winward Isles current banana processing volume by providing flexible loading capabilities for the end 10 pallets of each room. The reversible air flow process ensures an even flow is directed through the fruit and therefore more consistently ripened fruit.
The current chilled water installation feeding the existing banana ripening rooms was expanded to allow for the new rooms.
The bespoke designs for this project are carried out in house, along with the complete project management of all construction aspects.
As with other recent MTX fruit ripening projects, a system of inverters will be used to enable variable control of the fans in the ceiling voids. This can significantly reduce client operating costs and reduce energy consumption.