CSBP completes $11M Kwinana conveyor upgrade

Grain Central, April 3, 2024

The refurbished conveyor runs from the Kwinana Bulk Jetty into CSBP’s facility. Photo: CSBP Fertilisers

WITH fertiliser collections ramping up ahead of seeding, CSBP Fertilisers has announced the completion of the $11-million refurbishment of its direct import conveyor system at its Kwinana works.

This conveyor runs from the Kwinana Bulk Jetty directly to CSBP’s storage facilities.

The combined length of the conveyors is 680m, with almost 400m of this system running along the Fremantle Port Authority jetty.

The conveyor system is used for the import of finished fertiliser product and for raw materials to support fertiliser manufacture.

CSBP fertilisers operations manager Anton Vojkovic and CSBP fertilisers general manager Ryan Lamp on site at Kwinana overlooking the refurbished conveyor. Photo: CSBP Fertilisers

The new conveyor design includes a range of safety and environmental improvements and will underpin the reliability of CSBP’s supply from Kwinana for 2024 and future seasons.

CSBP Fertilisers general manager Ryan Lamp said completion of this refurbishment was timely, with demand increasing rapidly for the 2024 season.

“As farmers across the state continue preparations for seeding, CSBP is pleased to have delivered this critical infrastructure project,” Mr Lamp said.

“CSBP typically brings in half a million tonnes of solid product each year at its Kwinana works, and our direct import conveyor system plays a key role in helping deliver a range of imported material into storage in anticipation of customer demand.

“Getting our product off vessels and into storage safely and efficiently puts us in a prime position to be ready for the busiest time of the season.

“This project required extensive planning and effort, and I would like to thank all of the CSBP team members and external stakeholders who have collaborated in its successful delivery.”

Other upgrades in pipeline

Mr Lamp said the finalisation of the conveyor system works comes alongside several other infrastructure works under way or recently completed at CSBP Fertiliser sites.

He said these include the launch of a new Urea Sustain coating facility in Geraldton, which will give the team the capacity to coat Urea Sustain on-site at Geraldton, Albany, Kwinana and Esperance.

Mr Lamp said the company was also investing in expansions at other distribution locations, such as the recent new overflow storage facilities at Esperance and Geraldton.

“With several other important infrastructure upgrades also underway across our network of facilities in WA, it is an exciting time at CSBP Fertilisers.”

Source: CSBP Fertilisers


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