Moss­man Mill says they’re ready for any­thing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

WITH the sugar cane crush­ing sea­son fast ap­proach­ing the Moss­man Mill has wrapped up main­te­nance work.

Haydn Slat­tery, gen­eral man­ager of the mill, said they have been work­ing hard dur­ing the off sea­son to avoid sim­i­lar is­sues as last year.

“We’re in a very com­fort- able po­si­tion com­pared to the last cou­ple of years,” he said.

“We re­placed our dry dust col­lec­tor on the main boiler which was a $3 mil­lion job. We also fo­cused on fix­ing up our milling train which is where we crush the cane.

“We had so many is­sues with it last year, with its op­er­a­tion with num­ber six mill so we’ve done a lot of work around num­ber six mill.”

On Tues­day the mill went into four weeks of com­mis­sion­ing to make sure ev­ery­thing is in ship­shape con­di­tion be­fore the crush starts on May 30. Fifty-seven work­ers will flood the mill in four weeks’ time and will work un­til the sea­son ends around the first week of Novem­ber.

Mill man­ager Haydn Slat­tery

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