Client: Boral Australia

Gypsum Infeed Mill System

In 2011 ideas* were appointed by Boral Australia to complete the design of a major plant upgrade to their Port Melbourne Plasterboard facility.

We leveraged our extensive material handling experience to complete the design and construction of a feed system to deliver Gypsum from a bulk store to buffer storage via three conveyors and a bucket elevator at 150 tph1, which then feed into the Gypsum Mill via four conveyors at 40 tph2.

The project scope included full mechanical, electrical and structural design along with mechanical and electrical installation.

The project was completed in two stages to fit within existing production requirements and the brownfields environment presented a number of design and logistical challenges.

Stage 1 involved installation of the mill side equipment and was fully redesigned and installed within an eight week period.

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