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CBH Group completes four more Network Strategy projects


The CBH Group has completed another four storage expansion projects, adding a combined 446,000 tonnes permanently to the network.

The projects are part of the co-operative’s ongoing significant investment into the network that aims to provide growers with improved services and segregations during harvest, keep network fees competitive and increase throughput efficiency. 

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,” Mr 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."

The completed storage expansion projects are:   

  • Dowerin: construction of three open bulkheads with combined storage capacity of 122,400 tonnes and a new conveyor loading system that can receive grain at 500 tonne per hour. 
  • Dulyalbin: two open bulkheads with storage capacity of 60,000 tonnes complete with a 500 tonne per hour conveyor loading system, and an existing conveyor system upgraded to 500 tonne per hour.
  • Lake Grace: two open bulkheads with storage capacity of 84,000 tonnes and one 500 tonne per hour conveyor loading system with two stackers.
  • Narngulu: four open bulkheads with storage capacity of 180,000 tonnes, three drive over grids, one exit and one entry weighbridge and a sample hut. 

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,” Mr Vermeulen said.