Jul 03, 2020

Townsville next for sugar terminal revamp

Townsville next for sugar terminal revamp

Townsville is next in line for a major reroofing project as Sugar Terminals Limited completes a $100 million capital program across its Queensland bulk sugar storage and export facilities.

Sheds 1 and 2 at STL’s Townsville terminal are the last of the 12 sheds slated for roof sheeting replacement

STL chief executive officer John Warda said the Shed 1 project was due to be carried out in 2021 and Shed 2 in 2022.

It will follow a $12 million overhaul on one of the giant sheds at Mackay sugar terminal, now underway and work on two sheds in Bundaberg last year.

The Mackay project is replacing 330 tonnes of roof sheeting at the terminal, to extend the life of Shed 1 by at least 40 years.

The project comes after an extensive condition assessment report in 2009 identified 12 sheds as “reaching the end of their asset life”.

Once STL completes its reroofing project, the business will begin a project to replace shed walls over a period of about seven years.

STL has assets at the ports of Cairns, Mourilyan, Lucinda, Townsville, Mackay and Bundaberg.

Its terminals handle more than 4.6 million tonnes of raw sugar and other bulk commodities each year (including molasses, wood pellets, gypsum and silica sands), and provide 2.48 million tonnes of storage capacity.

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