Ahrens designed and constructed a new bulk grain export facility for leading agri-business and food company, Bunge.
Located at the Bunbury port in Western Australia, the $40m facility has a storage capacity of 50,000 tonnes.
Ahrens’ scope of work included the construction of six 7,300-tonne flat bottom silos and four 700-tonne hopper bottoms silos, office and road intake buildings and materials handling infrastructure.
Using its in-house steel fabrication facilities, Ahrens also produced the structural steel and bases for the hopper bottom silos.
The structural, mechanical and electrical works, include dual truck receival hoppers, transferring grain at 1,000 tonnes per hour via belt conveyors and bucket elevators to the bulk storage silos.
The advantage of the custom designed and engineered conveying system is that grain can be delivered to any of the 10 silos before being conveyed to the existing ship loader.
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Construction Time: 10 months
Project Value: Au$26 million