AWB begins construction on new grain terminal

by Emily Wilson
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Construction has begun at AWB Limited’s grain center at Birchip in Northwest Victoria. The Birchip grain center will store 130,000 tonnes of grain each harvest and will provide a state of the art, highly efficient grain receival facility for grain growers in the area.

The storage site comprises 80,000 tonnes of permanent and 50,000 tonnes of temporary bunkers. Efficiencies at the site, including fast rail out-loading, will make better use of rail assets and therefore provide cost savings to growers in the order of A$4 per tonne, AWB said.

AWB Manager Supply Chain Development Ray Fehlberg said the Birchip site would open in November and would employ up to 30 local people.