The three Mackay mills crushed a total of 222,846 tonnes for week ending 20 August 2017. The only significant stop for the week was recorded at Farleigh Mill with repairs to both No2 mill scraper plate and the primary juice tank. Marian Mill conducted a successful maintenance day with all jobs completed as scheduled. The total cane crushed for the season is 2,076,417 or 39.93% with an average PRS at 12.27.
Farleigh: 62,048 tonnes Marian: 89,348 tonnes Racecourse: 71,450 tonnes Total Mackay Mills: 222,846 tonnes PRS for week: 14.42 Total cane crushed to date: 2,076,417 tonnes PRS Average to date: 12.27 2017 Estimate: 5,200,000 tonnes
Mossman mill plant availability and throughput were above budget for Week 11. The factory processed 46,146 tonnes of cane at an average crushing rate of 319 t/hr. The major issues for the week occurred around the pan stage with numerous stops for high stock levels as the pan station struggled to maintain seed production and turnaround times. Other down time for the week was for the intercarrier chain idler shaft breaking, shredder tip inspection and repair, and failed boiler tube repairs late in the week. The CCS continues to be on budget.
Total for week: 46,146 tonnes CCS for week: 13.61 Total cane crushed to date: 429,820 tonnes CCS average to date: 12.45 2017 crop estimate: 930,000 tonnes Total tonnes crushed by Mackay Sugar this week: 268,992 tonnes