Mill Update - 9th June 2021

Wilmar have provided the following update on the Burdekin Mills.

Kalamia were experiencing some issues with live commissioning of the new milling train control system under factory load conditions. They eventually sorted through these around midnight however upon restart were seeing power synchronisation issues with Ergon. This took a little longer to identify with success earlier this morning. They have lit up and are expecting to resume crushing mid-morning. We still have about 8k tonnes in bins and will allow last day cutters to finish up today cutting 1500 tonnes. That will get us through to tomorrow morning and fresh cane

Inkerman had some boiler issues on light up yesterday before the start of crushing related to the new LP relief venting system. After they started on A side they were experiencing feeding station control issues which again were related to commissioning new equipment under live conditions. They moved onto B side with some success however another attempt to start A side led to the delivery of wet bagasse to the boilers which caused them to shut down. Boiler has been lit and crushing is expected to resume about midday. As with Kalamia, harvesting has been limited to last day cutters. Loading is 4,200 tonnes on top of 6,900 still in bins

Invicta had a stop early this morning with some pan stage stock issues but restarted without issue. Loading is down today at 14,700 as a result of the late zero hour

Pioneer performed well overnight and as a result of some unfilled bins from yesterday had a 7:30am zero hour. They are loading 11,500 tonnes today. They plan on having a short stop later in the morning to inspect the shredder.