Innovative Crop Storage Facility

Posted in: , on 24. Aug. 2010 - 14:45

GAME Completes the First Phase of an Innovative Crop Storage Facility

GAME Engineering Ltd celebrated the completion of the first phase of an integrated combined crop storage facility based at Hemswell, Lincolnshire.

GAME Engineering Ltd was awarded the phase one contract to design, supply and install all the handling and processing systems for Clugston Construction Ltd in respect of the Valiant project at WoldGrain Storage Ltd.

The project involved increasing the existing storage capacity to accommodate an additional 18,000 tonnes of combinable crops - including wheat, oilseed rape and malting barley. The upgrade involved increasing the intake capacity to 500 t.p.h, installing a new handling and processing equipment rated at 100 t.p.h, and adding a new grain drier and blending system to maximize productivity.

GAME Engineering was also responsible for all electrical and processing systems.

Tony Kirk, Business Development Director at GAME commented “GAME worked extremely hard to secure this contract. It reflects the specialist knowledge and understanding we have within the grain handling industry. This project has secured jobs within the company and also the wider community and suppliers to GAME - all good news in these difficult economic times.”

GAME were able to provide the clients with experience and a broad knowledge of the sector, demonstrate extensive project management, and more importantly understand the combination/cross-over systems involved in this crop storage facility. This provided the client with innovative new technology which controls the drying, cleaning, sorting and grading of the crops.

John Burnett, Managing Director at WoldGrain Storage Ltd commented “GAME were absolutely invaluable, proving their operational integrity to ensure that the facility was not affected at any point during the project. It was evident that the personal involvement from senior members kept them ‘on-top of the game’, with clear communication and contingency plans ready for every eventuality.”

The not-for-profit farming cooperative, based in Hemswell Cliff near Gainsborough, received a £1.5m grant award in May 2009 from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). This is managed in the region by East Midlands Development Agency (emda).

emda invested in the project because research showed that existing farm storage units were becoming increasingly outdated, making it harder for arable farmers to meet the increasingly strict product quality controls set by purchasers for their crops.

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