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Underground beer line doesn’t let a drop go to waste


Beer has been brewed in the centre of Bruges for more than five centuries. To maintain this tradition and enable further growth, De Halve Maan brewery is launching a world first: an underground beer pipeline between the brewery and the bottling plant. And that over a length of 3 km.

O&P Lillo provided a food-safe and durable solution using high-density polyethylene (HDPE). German pipe manufacturer Egeplast uses this raw material to produce a pipeline with a life span of at least 50 years. Because HDPE allows the production of very long elements, there are also fewer welds and less risk of leaks. This will allow the brewery to remain active at its historic location. At the same time, the quality of life in the city centre will be improved because fewer trucks are needed.

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