WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – G3 Canada Limited on Dec. 13 announced that it is continuing to expand its grain origination network in Western Canada with the addition of a new primary elevator near Morinville, Alberta.
G3 said the Morinville facility is designed for speed and efficiency. It will be able to unload trucks in less than 5 minutes and load 150-car trains under continuous motion on a loop track system, keeping grain moving to market.
The new facility is located 2.4 kilometers west of Morinville. Construction will begin shortly, subject to receiving regulatory approval, and is expected to be complete in 2020.
G3 Morinville will have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes and is located on CN Rail. It is well placed to move grain to G3 Terminal Vancouver, a next-generation grain export facility that also will become operational in 2020.
“This is part of a growing network of high-efficiency facilities that is speeding up the movement of grain in Canada and around the world,” said Don Chapman, chief executive officer of G3. “But it all starts with the farmers, and we’re looking forward to putting our industry-leading efficiency and customer service to work to earn their business at G3 Morinville.”
Construction is underway on new G3 elevators in Carmangay and Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and Maidstone, Saskatchewan. G3 recently celebrated the grand openings of new elevators in Melville and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.