Unilever A river runs through it. Not that they need it, or anything
While you were getting a glass of milk in the kitchen and putting the cat out, Unilever has gone and erected a monstrous green savoury dry food plant at Riverhorse Valley*. The plant, called Idonsa, cost le Grand Bleu R670million to put up, will produce 65,000 tons per annum and eventually 100,000 of assorted Knorr, Robertsons, Knorrox and Rajah products inter alia, and could one day be Unilever’s biggest facility of this type globally. Now onto the green stuff: it uses 75% less water than similar plants and will be water-neutral, with even the condensation from the air conditioners being reused to clean toilets. The size of three soccer fields, it will use 50% less energy than similar plants through better lighting and insulation methods, and more efficient motors and air compressors.
Comment: And speaking of soccer fields, it is the biggest greenfields development in dear old Durban since the World Cup.
*A mixed-use commercial and industrial area behind Durban which we at the Tatler, or one of us, anyway, actually named, in a former life. We could have called it anything, we suppose – Elysium, Olympus, Avalon, Camelot or Valhalla, say – but oh, no, we called it Riverhorse Valley.