Sunday 26th May, 2019

Contracts awarded to upgrade WA grain infrastructure

CBH Grain train. Photo: YouTube / CBH Group

Western Australian grain handler CBH Group has awarded three contracts to upgrade major grain receival sites.

Contracts have been awarded to contractors WCP Civil, Georgiou Group and WBHO Infrastructure for the delivery of a combined total of more than 700,000 tonnes of new permanent storage across six receival sites, along with improvements to key infrastructure to enhance site efficiencies.

The scope of works at the respective sites include civil and structural (including earthworks and roadworks), mechanical and electrical works.

The contractor’s respective receival sites are:

  • WCP Civil – Broomehill (77,400 tonnes), Lake Grace (84,000 tonnes) and Gairdner (46,800)
  • Georgiou Group – Cranbrook (152,000 tonnes)
  • WBHO Infrastructure – McLevie (236,000 tonnes) and Dowerin West (122,000 tonnes)

CBH has budgeted more than $150 million this year for network capital projects that will add over 800,000 tonnes of new storage, and associated inloading and outloading equipment.

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CBH General Manager Project Delivery Andrew Porter said the team remains on schedule to deliver a significant amount of new storage before harvest this year.

“The awarding of these contracts continues to maintain the pace that CBH established in 2018 to continually enhance the network,” he said.

“The Project Delivery team has worked closely with contractors of Western Australia to ensure the builds are delivered safely, on time and to the highest quality and value to ensure we play our role keeping our growers competitive.

“We have now finalised contracts for over two-thirds of our approved expansion projects pipeline for this year, and in coming weeks, we expect to award contracts for the remainder of the projects.”