RIDLEY CORPORATION’S new extrusion plant located in Westbury, is advancing on schedule with the main structure now beginning to take shape. Ground services, bulk earth and civil works have all been completed, with equipment deliveries from local and overseas suppliers now underway. Further construction and equipment installation will take place over the remainder of the year, with commissioning expected in the ﬁrst half of 2019.
Ridley will be hiring locally based operators, maintenance, warehouse and adminstration staff, with roles to be advertised shortly.
The Tasmanian Government supplied $2million in grant funds to support the project, which will also require approximately 250 workers during the construction period. Ridley Corporation CEO Tim Hart commented
“We are delighted with the progress of the build and it is fantastic to see this state-of-the-art facility taking shape.” We are looking forward to commissioning and supplying our customers with quality nutrition solutions, made using the latest technology.”
The new facility will manufacture and supply feed primarily to the Salmonid industry in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other aquaculture and extruded feed users on the mainland. The new facility, strategically located at Westbury, will allow Ridley to continue to grow with customers, and facilitate a consistent and efficient supply chain for the long term sustainable production of aquaculture products.