CBH's new Albany grain receival site opens

by Eric Schroeder
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CBH Mirambeena site
The site has capacity of 140,000 tonnes made up of two 30,000-tonne open bulk heads and four 20,000-tonne cells.
 
WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — CBH Group on Nov. 22 officially opened its new grain receival site at Mirambeena, on the outskirts of Albany, Australia. The first load at the site was 55 tonnes of malting barley, the company said.

David Capper, general manager of operations at CBH, said the new site provides strategically located capacity that will assist in improving harvest delivery service to growers as well as increasing export capacity in the Albany zone.

“The Albany zone has been challenged by a lack of near-to-port harvest receival capacity which, in some cases, meant growers needed to travel inland to deliver to another receival site,” Capper said. “We’re really excited to be opening this new site and improving our service to growers in the Albany zone as part of the network strategy and continued pursuit of an efficient and low-cost supply chain.”

The Mirambeena site has initial capacity of 140,000 tonnes made up of two 30,000-tonne open bulk heads and four 20,000-tonne cells. Additional room for expansion is available, the company noted.

“There is also 60,000 tonnes of emergency storage adjacent to the main site, part of which has already been filled with carry over grain,” Capper said. “Completing the build has been challenging with the constant rain from January through to April when the bulk of the road works were scheduled to be done.”

The Mirambeena project is part of the CBH Group’s network strategy, which includes a commitment to investing A$750 million into the company’s storage and handling network over the next five years.
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