Ingham’s is constructing a new water recycling and treatment plant at our Osborne Park primary processing facility in Western Australia that will enable us to boost production by an additional 20% to 450,000 birds per week to meet our customer’s growing requirements.
This capital works project is essential to supporting Osborne Park’s capacity for future growth. The increased capacity will also strengthen our local supply chain by decreasing dependence on supply from the east coast and minimising risk from disruptions along the transport network.
The new plant also improves the sustainability of our operations with the more modern and expanded plant efficiently treating water and reducing odour emissions. Additionally, the recycling water system is expected to reduce incoming water supply by 40%.
Water is essential to processing poultry, from ensuring the optimum health of our birds, to achieving the highest hygiene standards in our food processing, cleaning and sanitation. This capital investment project is a demonstration of Ingham’s responsible water management, which is essential for Ingham’s and our support to the planet and the communities where we operate.
Commissioning and handover of the plant is expected to be complete by the end of 2023. This $15 million capital project is part of a $350 million plus investment program over recent years to invest in growth opportunities and major projects to deliver greater returns to our shareholders. Ingham’s continues to benefit by its position as the more affordable and sustainable land-based meat protein and this project gives the company great confidence to maintain its position as the largest integrated poultry producer across Australia and New Zealand.