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Yarmouth grain terminal taking shape

PUBLISHED: 16:44 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 30 June 2010

Gleadell Agriculture's £5m Great Yarmouth Grain Terminal is taking shape as the steelworks for the 18,000-tonne flat store emerge on the skyline alongside the port's two huge gantry cranes.

Gleadell Agriculture's £5m Great Yarmouth Grain Terminal is taking shape as the steelworks for the 18,000-tonne flat store emerge on the skyline alongside the port's two huge gantry cranes.

Work on the new facility, which will have the capacity to load cargoes of up to 25,000 tonnes, started in early December.

“We are pleased that progress with building the facility is now well on track despite the unusually severe winter,” said Trevor Gates, who is Gleadell's East Anglian regional manager.

“The weather presented us with a challenge, but using local contractors has been a big plus for us. We were able to keep on top of the job - even when we were fighting the ice and snow - as the concrete works, the ground works and the site engineering are all being carried out by Norfolk companies.

“We can now look forward to completion, ready for harvest, when we will provide an integrated operation on the site with a state of the art dryer, 18,000 tonnes of flat storage and a mobile shiploader capable of loading vessels up to 25,000 tonnes.”

Yarmouth will be the deepest water port between the Humber and Tilbury apart from Felixstowe able to handle bulk cargoes.

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