GrainsConnect Canada plans to build fourth independent, high throughput grain terminal in Alberta.
GrainsConnect Canada announced the location of its fourth independent, high throughput grain terminal. Subject to necessary approvals, GrainsConnect Canada plans to build a terminal in Huxley, 120 km northeast of Calgary, Alberta. In line with previously announced sites, it will feature a state-of-the-art 35,000 tons grain terminal with the ability to load 134 rail cars in under 14 hours. GrainsConnect Canada Huxley will be the first site in the region with a 134 car rail loop, increasing efficiency and reliability to growers in the area. GrainsConnect Canada President Warren Stow said: “As we continue to invest in new facilities and deliver a competitive edge to Canadian growers, we are seeing strong support for our network. We will have two sites in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta, offering choice and access to one of the most efficient supply chains to the West Coast. “This is the second site announcement this year and we are excited to invest in regional Canada. There has been strong grower interest in this area for more choice and we are excited to deliver a state of the site facility to the region. I want to thank our rail partner CN and the Alberta Provincial Government for their enthusiastic support for the project”.
TERMINAL WILL BE COMPLETED IN 2019
CN will serve the terminal, bringing grain across their network to key export gateways. “We are pleased that GrainsConnect Canada continues to collaborate with us on efforts that create a wealth of new opportunities for farmers. We believe that innovation and investment are integral to the future of Canada’s export grain supply chain,” CN’s Director Sales Canada, Jay Roberts said.
Subject to necessary approvals, construction is planned to commence mid-year with an expected completion date of 2019.