Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Moss­man Mill through­put for the week was 41,959 tonnes of cane at an av­er­age crush­ing rate of 318 t/hr with the plant avail­abil­ity be­low bud­get. Another dif­fi­cult week with process, elec­tri­cal and me­chan­i­cal is­sues that re­duced the over­all crush­ing rate and through­put for the week. No.1 Mill Tur­bine tacho failed, No.3 Ba­gasse belt split, No.1 Boiler ID fan dam­per con­trol, and the weekly shred­der in­spec­tion were some of the larger down­time events. The pro­cess­ing side of the fac­tory con­tin­ues to deal with the low pu­rity of in­com­ing ma­te­rial slow­ing pan stage through­put from in­com­ing cane qual­ity and low plant avail­abil­ity. CCS for the week was 11.65. CCS av­er­age to date is 11.55. To­tal cane crushed to date is 828,659 tonnes. Crop es­ti­mate is 900,000 tonnes.

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