26/03/2021 - 15:30

CBH awards storage expansion contracts

26/03/2021 - 15:30

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Three WA companies have been contracted by CBH Group to improve storage capacity at the Australian grain exporter’s Brookton, Dale and Hyden receival sites.

CBH awards storage expansion contracts
CBH has awarded contracts for the expansion of three receival sites. Photo: David Maunsell

Three Western Australian companies have been contracted by CBH Group to improve storage capacity at the Australian grain exporter’s Brookton, Dale and Hyden receival sites.

The works were awarded to Georgiou Group, Valmec and WPC Civil.

CBH chief property delivery officer Pieter Vermeulen said each contract included a program of work that involved installing key infrastructure.

“The work aims to improve how quickly we can receive deliveries plus meet the demands at harvest, as the pace and size of the crop increases,” he said.

Last year, CBH announced its plans to improve storage capacity, with the overall project also including its Moora, Konnongorring and Watheroo sites.

They were already upgraded under previous contracts with Georgiou and WPC Civil.

Today, CBH announced Osborne Park-based Georgiou had secured the Hyden upgrade, which involves adding 136,000 tonnes of permanent storage.

The scope of works includes building four open bulkheads, installing fixed inloading equipment, relocating the sample hut to expand the marshalling area for larger trucks, installing a new weighbridge, and improving the internal network to optimise traffic flows.

Meanwhile, Kewdale-based Valmec is adding 127,000t of storage to Brookton.

It had already announced the work last month alongside contracts from Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Arrow Energy worth $30 million.

Valmec’s contracted work for CBH includes installing inloading equipment to service four new open bulkheads and a connection to the main power grid, as well as increasing wall heights of three existing bulkheads.

Work has already begun at both the Brookton and Hyden receival sites, CBH said.

It has contracted Gnangara-based WPC, which completed work on CBH’s Konongorring and Watheroo sites last year, to install a 36-metre weighbridge and sample hut at the exporter’s Dale site.

WPC will also increase the length and wall height of an existing open bulkhead, with work to begin early next month.

CBH intends to award an additional contract for Brookton in the coming weeks.

It said all the projects would be completed before harvest.

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