REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra Inc. is planning to build a new high throughput grain terminal in Rosser, Manitoba, Canada.

The facility will have a total storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and be able to load 134 railcars through a loop track.

“We’re pleased to be renewing our commitment to farm customers in the Rosser and surrounding area through this significant investment,” said Kyle Jeworski, president and chief executive officer of Viterra for North America.  “Through our commitment to operational excellence, we continuously evaluate our asset network to ensure we’re aligned with our business environment. By revitalizing our presence in this area through a modern state-of-the-art facility, we will provide customers with convenient access to the superior service, marketing opportunities and advice that makes us an industry leader.”

Construction of the new facility is set to begin immediately and expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.

“We commend Viterra for the continuous and substantial investments it has been making to enhance its asset network, including its new elevator at Rosser,” said Joan Hardy, vice president of sales and marketing, grain and fertilizers for Canadian Pacific (CP).  “CP and Viterra share a longstanding commitment to Canadian agriculture.  By modernizing our collective grain handling infrastructure and transportation network, together we are ensuring the grain supply chain remains strong to meet the growing needs of the agricultural industry today and in the years to come.”

According to Sosland Publishing’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, Viterra has total of 85 grain storage facilities with a total of 120.3 million bushels of licensed storage capacity.