Openfield Seed Processing Plant

Openfield is one of the UK’s largest grain marketing and arable input businesses. The high capacity Seed Processing Plant was designed and constructed on a new concept basis and is now one of the largest and most modern seed plants of its kind in the UK, with one of the most strategic locations for distribution.

This £1.75 million facility has the capacity to process 20,000 tonnes of seed per annum, with peak processing capacity of over 500 tonnes of seed per day, ensuring fast turnaround.

Benefit of Investment

Strategically located next to the A1 in Lincolnshire, this seed plant is within 150-mile delivery radius of 70 per cent of the UK’s total wheat acreage, facilitating low cost distribution to growers in East Anglia, the Midlands and the North.

The processing plant incorporates seed treatment technology which offers the most accurate and effective application of the actual seed coating ensuring enhanced field performance.

With a peak processing capacity of 500 tonnes of seed per day it ensures a fast turnaround especially during the difficult harvest seasons.

20,000t

Seed processed annually

  • Land survey/consultation/layouts/site interface & logistics
  • Detail system layout and supporting engineering drawings
  • Close interface and management of the civil engineering contractor
  • Procurement, manufacture and installation of all handling, storage & processing equipment
  • Overall project management & programme control to meet programme expectations
  • Commissioning, handover and operator training, service support.

Openfield,
Honey Pot lane,
Colsterworth,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire,
NG33 5LY

Quotes

  • Strategically located next to the A1 in Lincolnshire, this seed plant is within 150-mile delivery radius of 70 per cent of the UK’s total wheat acreage, facilitating low cost distribution to growers in East Anglia, the Midlands and the North. The processing plant incorporates seed treatment technology which offers the most accurate and effective application of the actual seed coating ensuring enhanced field performance. With a peak processing capacity of 500 tonnes of seed per day it ensures a fast turnaround especially during the difficult harvest seasons.

    Rob Sanderson, Openfield , Head of Central Store Development

  • This was an excellent opportunity for us to work closely with the customer in the development of such a prestigious project at Honey Pot Lane. The Seed Processing System was a great challenge. Seeing it through to its programme conclusion and handover was a memorable personal achievement.

    Ken Spreadbury, Technical Director

    In summary

    Facilitating a design solution with such tremendous potential is always a real pleasure. The Honey Pot Lane Seed Processing Plant enabled T H WHITE Projects to channel our thoughts and expertise into its design and construction which was an exciting venture to undertake and since its commissioning in 2004 we have seen Openfield significantly expand into the UK markets on the back of this investment

    Andrew Workman – Head of Business Development

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