Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN Mill plant avail­abil­ity was be­low bud­get for Week 6 but above the bud­geted through­put for the week. The fac­tory pro­cessed 44,167 tonnes of cane at an av­er­age crush­ing rate of 325 t/hr. The ma­jor down time dur­ing the week was due to the sched­uled main­te­nance day mid­week and some wet weather cane sup­ply in­ter­rup­tions late in the week. In­side the fac­tory, the milling train con­trol is­sues are im­proved, re­duc­ing down­time and the fac­tory re­sponded well to a chem­i­cal clean of the ef­fets al­low­ing for a step change in the crush­ing rate. CCS for the week was 12.25, and the av­er­age to date is 11.88. The crop es­ti­mate is 930,000.

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