Application: Industrial – Cold Storage
Client/building owner: Cargill Beef Australia
Specifier: Demanded by client/ Hansen & Yuncken
Location: Wagga Wagga NSW
Requirements: High durability (low maintenance), non combustible, low utility costs
Product supplied: THERMOMASS TM75 (75mm, boning room), TM100 (100mm, chiller), TM150 (150mm, freezer)
Completion Date: November 2005
Cargill Beef is one of the North America’s biggest beef companies. When it came time to build their new processing facility in Wagga Wagga NSW, Cargill wanted to replicate the thermal performance they had been experiencing for years at their THERMOMASS-insulated precast cocncrete facilities in the US.

Initially Cargill met stiff resistance from local bidders during tender stage (D&C) who all proposed that a precast concrete structure would be mush more expensive then a conventional portal steel frame and cool room panelling. However, Cargill was convinced this wouldn’t be the case and entered in to a project management/construction contract with Hansen Yuncken and went down the path of building a precast concrete structure.

The end result was a facility entirely built from precast/tilt-up using the THERMOMASS insulation system meeting both the budget and the construction program – One very happy customer!


Cargill Processing Plant

Cargill Coolroom Exterior

Cargill Coolroom interior with walls propped