Taoiseach Enda Kenny Opens New Guinness Brewery
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Paul Armstrong of Diageo at the new brewery
Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened ‘Brewhouse No.4’, the €169 million state of the art brewery at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. The new brewhouse is one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable in the world, and is also the largest stout brewery in the world.
St. James’s Gate is one of the oldest industrial sites in Ireland. Currently Diageo exports more than €1 billion in product from the site to over 130 countries.
The Taoiseach said:
Ireland has a worldwide reputation for quality food and drink production and this new €169 million investment in the heart of Dublin will help contribute to our export led recovery. St. James Gate has a long history of supporting local jobs while sending iconic Irish brands around the world. The Government's plan for recovery will see continued support for our indigenous export orientated food and drink sector which provides jobs across the island of Ireland.
Brewhouse No.4 is 10,000 m2 and was the largest construction project in Ireland in 2012, equating to 2,000,000 man hours. It uses state of the art technology and processes to minimise energy consumption and greatly reduce environmental impact, ensuring that Diageo remains an industry leader in the area of sustainability.
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