Agribusiness

Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian extrusion plant

Liz Wells, April 19, 2018

RIDLEY Corporation Ltd has engaged milling-equipment specialist LGPM to design, supply, install and commission the intake system and storage silos for raw grain and meals at its extrusion plant being built in Westbury, Tasmania.

Ridley is building an aquafeed mill in Tasmania which is expected to start operating next year.

The Melbourne-based company will also be developing macro-ingredient dosing and bulk bag-filling systems for the new mill, which will supply about 50,000 tonnes of aquafeed per year to Tasmanian and New Zealand fisheries.

“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to partner in the construction of Ridley’s first extrusion plant in Tasmania,” LGPM national sales manager, Mark Hawes, said.

The intake system includes an intake pit with integrated dust extraction and cleaning, storage silos, and a bulk bag-intake system.

Ridley’s Westbury plant will include a macro-ingredient system with bulk-bag discharge stations which can accurately dose batches of macro ingredients.

LGPM has been working with Ridley for more than 20 years as one of its key clients in the agrifood and stockfeed sectors.

Ridley said Wiley and LGPM would both play an integral role in the construction of the Westbury plant, with Wiley being responsible for designing, constructing and managing the build for the entire facility.

Ridley expects to be commissioning the mill between January and March next year.

Source: LGPM, Ridley

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