AWB GrainFlow will open the doors to its upgraded Beanbri grain centre on Thursday, October 16, and to celebrate the occasion, is inviting local growers, grains industry members, residents and media to attend the official opening.
AWB Managing Director Andrew Lindberg said the event would provide a first hand look at the lay out and operation of AWB GrainFlow’s upgraded, state-of-the-art receival facilities at Beanbri (northern NSW), before they open for business at harvest.
“The upgraded grain centre will offer growers a number of benefits, with fast turnaround times for grain deliveries, and rapid rail outloading facilities, which will reduce the costs in getting grain from paddock to port,” Mr Lindberg said.
“The AWB GrainFlow site upgrade has been designed to ensure growers will receive substantial benefits from delivering to the grain centre, and we are expecting to offer savings of at least $2 per tonne on the combined up country storage and handling fee and the rail deduction to port,” Mr Lindberg said.
AWB GrainFlow Beanbri will have a total site storage capacity of 170,000 tonnes and be able to receive 15,000 tonnes of grain daily based on 24-hour operation.
The site also includes a double-sided sampling platform, integrated receival data capture, weighbridge capacity of 200 tonnes, and advanced elevator and conveyor systems.
To improve efficiency for growers even further, the centre will operate on extended hours during the peak harvest period, open from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. Depending on demand, the site may operate 24 hours seven days a week if necessary.
AWB purchased the AWB GrainFlow site at Beanbri from the Special One Grain Company in 2002.
Details of the official opening are as follows:
AWB GrainFlow Beanbri
Address: Beanbri, between Cryon and Walgett, NSW