Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Mossman Mill plant avail­abil­ity was be­low bud­get for Week 12 along with the weekly through­put. The fac­tory pro­cessed 35,271 tonnes of cane at an av­er­age crush­ing rate of 323 t/hr. The ma­jor is­sues for the week oc­curred around boil­ers with failed tubes that rup­tured the tip­pler hy­draulics on which a shaft failed, and the re­pair of a leak­ing juice tank. Some mi­nor stops oc­curred on the pan floor for high stock lev­els as the CCS con­tin­ues to climb. Other down time was for the chain fail­ure on No 1 Mill pres­sure feeder and some boiler wa­ter level con­trol trips. Pol re­cov­ery re­mains on tar­get. CCS for week was 13.70. CCS av­er­age to date: 12.55.

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