On May 17, member Wayne Licht guided us through two buildings owned by his firm. First was a large area destined soon to be filled with 60,000 tonnes of iron ore trucked in from Venture Minerals’ Riley mine.
This ore will then be loaded onto a ship for export. Venture aim to move two million tonnes through this store over the next two years. We then moved outside to view a loader used to move potatoes into the other bulk store.
Wayne then opened the door to the potato store; actually two storage areas side-by-side.
Up to 10,000 tonnes can be stored here for around 7 months.
The whole area is temperature and humidity controlled and sensors control the amount of CO2 emitted by the potatoes.