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Santrev Delivers Inghams Breeder Complex

by 5m Editor
28 August 2012, at 9:53am

AUSTRALIA - Santrev, Australia’s leading poultry house builder has met the tight build timelines at the Ingham’s South Australia Hamley Bridge breeder complex.

The four farms at the complex has more than tripled in capacity; bringing the monumental project of building new sheds and refurbishing the old sheds to a close.

Stephen Buckley, Inghams Breeder Service Person said: “The Santrev team made excellent progress. We had very tight timelines for all four farms. Santrev were fantastic, working on three farms simultaneously with up to 80 men across the sites. Our CEO Kevin McBain inspected the first farm and was very impressed.”

Santrev Director, Garry Sanday who was overall construction manager, relocated to live near the site for the duration of the project to ensure there was hands-on, experienced control, under which the project thrived. “This project was very important to Inghams, we wanted to make sure that we delivered on all our undertakings and build a world class breeder facility to support Inghams in South Australia,” Garry said.

Santrev was selected by Inghams because of their outstanding success in designing and bringing large and complex development projects on time and within budget. The current success of the project has not come without setbacks, but any concerns were met with lasting enthusiasm.

Garry went on to say: “There has been some interesting issues to solve, for instance, the conversion of the existing breeder sheds to full tunnel, extending them and marrying in the old with the new as well as planning for the full conversion to automated egg collection, packing and storage. This is contained within the requirements of a fully bio secure, shower in/shower off facility.”

The redeveloped complex will safeguard Ingham’s fertile egg production for the state into the future. In an ever more frequent role, Santrev was engaged as the prime contractor allowing Inghams to only have to deal with one supplier. Santrev had taken on overall responsibility for all sub-contractors and equipment suppliers.

Garry said: “We have worked closely with Inghams to ensure we are delivering a facility that will perform and be reliable for now and well into the future at high efficiency. Products specified include Jansen nest systems and packers and VDL chain feeders and feed pans supplied through our existing arrangements; SKOV controllers and drinkers and mini-vents. This will be a facility to rival any of the best in the world and we at Santrev are very proud to be a part of it”.

The Hamley Bridge Breeder facility consisting of 24 sheds (approximately 10 acres of shed under roof) plus four amenities blocks, 4 packing sheds and 4 machinery sheds was delivered to Ingham’s on time, on budget and met all critical bird placement dates Santrev has built Australia’s largest Breeder facilities and it is through the experienced design team and the ability to know what works and what doesn’t work that make the Santrev poultry house simply more efficient with its performance second to none.