Tuesday 19th Nov, 2019

Four CBH storage infrastructure projects complete

Four grain storage expansion projects have been completed as part of the CBH Group’s upgrade to its network, adding additional capacity for 446,000 tonnes.

Four grain storage expansion projects have been completed as part of the CBH Group’s upgrade to its network, adding additional capacity for 446,000 tonnes.

The projects are part of the co-operative’s investment into upgrading its network to provide growers with improved services and segregations during the harvest, keep network fees competitive and improve throughput efficiency.

Three open bulkheads have been built at CBH’s Dowerin site, with a combined storage capacity of 122,400 tonnes. A new conveyor system was also installed and is able to receive grain at 500 tonnes per hour.

Two open bulk heads with a storage capacity of 60,000 tonnes and a conveyor system with a 500 tonne per hour capacity have been installed at CBH’s Dulyalbin site during the upgrade.

CBH’s Lake Grace facility has seen two open bulkheads with a storage capacity of 84,000 tonnes installed along with one 500 tonnes per hour conveyor loading system with two stackers.

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Narngulu also received significant upgrades with four open bulkheads installed with a total storage capacity of 180,000 tonnes, three drive grids, one exit and one entry weigh bridge and a sample hut.

General Manager Operations Ben Macnamara said the four projects form part of a significant program of capital works CBH has undertaken this past year.

“We’ve made progress with our ongoing network investment this year, adding a substantial amount of permanent storage to the network and improving our ability to receive grain from growers during harvest,” Macnamara said.

“The completion of these four projects means we have more flexibility with our storage options for growers during harvest at the upgraded sites.”

CBH General Manager Project Delivery Pieter Vermeulen said he was pleased the project team, together with the contractors, were able to safely complete the projects at the accelerated pace that CBH established last year.

“Reaching completion on the four storage expansion projects is a great achievement particularly as they were all completed safely. The team is proud that these projects will contribute to improved services for growers,” Vermeulen said.