Western Australian grain growers are set to benefit from CBH Group’s new Kwinana Fertiliser Facility.
Minister for Agriculture and Food, the Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, the Member for Brand, the Hon. Madeleine King MP, and CBH Chair, Simon Stead, officially opened the facility on 17 March.
This project marks the start of CBH’s liquid fertiliser business and expands its granular fertiliser capacity by 15,000 tonnes.
Located adjacent to CBH’s Kwinana Grain Terminal, the new facility has capacity to store 32,000 tonnes of Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) and 55,000 tonnes of bulk granular fertiliser.
Stead said this is an exciting milestone which will deliver significant value to the grain growers of Western Australia.
“CBH’s new Kwinana fertiliser facility provides a new liquid offering, and bolsters our granular offering, across a wider catchment for the benefit of all growers,” he said.
“Ultimately, it enables us to reduce our handling and freight costs through efficiencies, which can be passed on to growers through competitive prices.
“Increasing our fertiliser storage capacity will also improve consistency of supply for growers when they need it most.”
CBH Chief Marketing and Trading Officer, Jason Craig, said the facility enables the growth of the co-operative’s fertiliser business in line with grower demand.
“CBH Fertiliser continues to experience year-on-year growth and outturned a record 204,000 tonnes last year – our best result since entering the market in 2015,” he said.
“Increasing the scale of our Fertiliser business, and allowing for further expansion, reflects the ever-increasing demand for CBH fertiliser.
“It also supports CBH’s Strategy target of holding a 15 per cent market share in WA by 2033.”
CBH is expected to commence outloading UAN and granular fertiliser to WA growers next month.
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