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Jun 25, 2020
Sugar high for contractors as 300m shed gets $12m revamp

Sugar high for contractors as 300m shed gets $12m revamp

Mackay-based firm V2R Projects is working with Sugar Terminals Limited on a $12 million overhaul on one of the giant sheds at Mackay sugar terminal. The project is replacing 330 tonnes of roof sheeting at the terminal, to extend the life of Shed 1 by at least 40 years. Mackay-based non-executive director Tony Bartolo, said the work was ontrack for completion in September. “STL’s $12 ...

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Feb 14, 2020
Sweet start for 30 first-year apprentices

Sweet start for 30 first-year apprentices

Wilmar Sugar Australia has welcomed the next generation of tradies to its ranks, signing on 30 first-year apprentices. Training superintendent Daniel Shipard said the new recruits would join 93 apprentices already employed across Wilmar’s Queensland operations. “Wilmar is one of the largest providers of apprenticeship opportunities in Queensland, with about 120 apprentices working at ...

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Nov 01, 2019
Wilmar’s emergency GPS technology a winner

Wilmar’s emergency GPS technology a winner

Wilmar Sugar Australia is using GPS technology to help improve response times for emergency services.  A recent mock railway incident in the Herbert region was the first opportunity to trial Wilmar’s new track layer over the Google Earth system.  The initiative was well received by first-responders said Herbert Cane Supply Manager Jim Kirchner. “Having our railway tracks on...

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Sep 16, 2019
Sugar giant opens 2020 graduate program

Sugar giant opens 2020 graduate program

Wilmar Sugar Australia is seeking five engineering graduates to work across its four Queensland milling regions from next year. Training and development manager Scott Young described it as a great opportunity for people about to finish their degree in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering to kick-start their career. “Graduates take the theory they’ve learnt throughout their de...

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Jul 17, 2019
Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Wilmar Sugar Australia has launched the recruitment drive for its next intake of apprentices, with 33 new positions up for grabs. Training and development manager Scott Young said applications were open for the 2020 apprenticeship intake at Wilmar’s eight sugar mills and Sarina BioEthanol Distillery. “We’re offering apprenticeships across a range of trade disciplines – electrical, ...

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May 30, 2019
State pledges funds to help seal Mackay Sugar deal

State pledges funds to help seal Mackay Sugar deal

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged up to $14 million in the upcoming Budget towards securing an international investor in Mackay Sugar. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the support package would underpin a proposed $120 million investment into Mackay Sugar by Nordzucker, one of the leading sugar companies in Europe. The move was about providing certainty to Mackay Sugar’...

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Dec 22, 2018
Mossman Mill bailout

Mossman Mill bailout

A bio-refinery is the central plank of a $25 million government bail-out for Mossman Mill. The Government recognised the importance of the mill to the community and local economy and the substantial long-term benefits that would be derived from establishing a leading-edge bio-refinery on the site, Minister for State Development, Cameron Dick said. “Far Northern Milling intends to establis...

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Feb 08, 2018
MSF Sugar on track with $75m power plant

MSF Sugar on track with $75m power plant

Construction of MSF Sugar’s $75 million Tableland Green Energy Power Plant is on track for a mid-2018 completion. Activity so far in 2018 has included erection of a 38.35m chimney stack for the 24MW bagasse-fired plant. Assembly of the plant’s furnace chamber, cooling tower, steam transformer and the high and low-voltage electrical switchrooms was also completed in January. Construction co...

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Aug 01, 2017
MSF Sugar powers ahead with $75m green energy plant

MSF Sugar powers ahead with $75m green energy plant

Civil works are well under way at MSF Sugar’s $75 million green energy power plant near Mareeba on the Atherton Tableland. Construction company Goodline is working with EPC contractor Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions on the project, expected to be completed in July 2018. The 24MW bagasse-fired plant at Tableland Sugar Mill is expected to be the first of four green energy power plants  to be bu...

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