WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — CBH’s new Mirambeena grain storage site on the outskirts of Albany, Australia is progressing and will be finalized in time for harvest in six months, the company said.

The four circular storage silos now have all walls and frame work completed, and the v-pits, over which growers discharge grain, have also been finished.

David Capper, CBH general manager of operations, said the A$28 million ($21.4 million) development on Down Road will improve services to growers and customers in the Albany Zone.

“CBH’s decision to develop the new site was prompted by the significant growth in grain production in the Great Southern region in recent years; a trend that is expected to continue,” said Capper.

“Over the coming months, work will continue on the construction of the roads and open bulk heads and the installation of the E-Pit,” said Capper.

The Mirambeena project is part of the CBH Group’s network strategy.

“The CBH Group is currently conducting a series of grower meetings to discuss the network reshape and to show growers first-hand the network of the future,” said Capper.

“The network plan focuses on significant capital and maintenance expenditure over the next five years, which includes important strategic improvements including Mirambeena,” said Capper. “The network strategy also includes site consolidation that will deliver a low cost, efficient grain supply chain and increased tonnes to port when our exporters need it.”