Winds damage Fonterra coolstore at Clandeboye

Last updated 09:00 19/12/2013
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MINOR: Panels lifted from a coolstore at Fonterra's Clandeboye plant near Temuka after strong winds.

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Fonterra is investigating damage to its Clandeboye plant near Timaru this morning after high winds lifted panels on a coolstore, setting off the sprinkler system.

Clandeboye operations manager Steve McKnight said the damage was estimated to cost ''a couple of hundred'' dollars.

''It's pretty much a very minor sort of thing that's gone on. The biggest thing was the product that got wet when the sprinkler went off.''

The store contained cheese at the time.

''We will be able to recover this product as the cheese is vacuum packed in a plastic liner and then boxed into cardboard. It is just the cardboard that got wet. The rest was protected.

"We have not been able to get into this part of the store yet as the wet floors make it dangerous for forklifts to work in there, so I don't know how much product was impacted.''

He said flashings were ripped off one of the coolstores and several cladding panels were loosened, although they did not come off.

The panel triggered the sprinkler system in the coolstore, setting off one or two sprinklers, he said.

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- The Timaru Herald

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