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ABB Grain

Project Overview

Spantech was contracted to design and install a wide-span roof at ABB’s Mt Maunganui Bulk Grain Storage Facility. It is one of three bulk grain storage facilities that Spantech has constructed in New Zealand for ABB Grain.

The Mt Maunganui facility include over 9,000 sq/m of distinctive Spantech roofing.

Wide-Span Record

At 41.6 metres wide, the structure is the widest clear-span roof constructed by Spantech to date. The span was achieved using the Spantech 370 Series profile. Wide-span roofs normally require large trusses and a lot of structural steel support.  The Spantech 370 Series does not require any internal structural support.  It is a completely self supporting arch.  It can span up to 40 metres  wide in Australian regions and up to 41.5 metres  in New Zealand (subject to wind terrain categories and other engineering loads).

The roof is supported on 6.5 metre high precast concrete walls with a roof apex height of 15 metres.

The Spantech panels are rolled from double-sided pre-painted ColorGuard steel for extended life. The roof also features a completely sealed internal finish, skylights, actuated controlled roof vents and end wall louvres.

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Talley’s Potato Stores

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Industry: Agriculture

Date: October 2009

Spantech designed and constructed a series of Spantech 11,000 tonne potato stores for Talley’s Vegetable Division at their Ashburton processing plant. Read more.

ABB Grain, New Plymouth

Location: New Plymouth

Industry: Agriculture

Date: June 2008

ABB Grain nominated Spantech to design and construct a wide-span roof for a major grain store at the port in New Plymouth, New Zealand. This is the first of a series of projects Spantech has constructed in New Zealand for ABB Grain. The New Plymouth grain handling facility includes two buildings with a common centre wall and a total roof area of 7,600 sq/m. Spantech’s scope of works included engineering design of the roof and roof connection, supply and install the Spantech roof and associated works. Read more.

Cameron’s Pastoral Company

Location: Goondiwindi Qld

Industry: Agriculture

Date: October 1987

Cameron’s Pastoral Company operates a major piggery outside Goondiwindi. Spantech constructed a grain storage facility to suit sorghum and other bulk grains at the piggery. The buildings allow the operator to store enough bulk grain to ensure continuous operation for almost six months. Read more.

GrainCorp Multipurpose Bulk Storage Facility

Location: Pinkenba, Port of Brisbane

Industry: Agriculture, Industry

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The GrainCorp Multipurpose Bulk Storage Facility was the first building constructed utilising the Spantech 370 Series panel. Spantech was appointed principal contractor under a full design and construct contract. Read more.