Mossman Mill says they’re ready for anything
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