REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Cargill plans to build its new $350 million canola crush facility at the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Cargill had announced in April plans for the facility along with upgrades at two additional facilities.

Cargill announced the specific location of its new processing facility this week. The GTH area offers “excellent existing highway and rail infrastructure,” the company said.

“The location of Cargill’s new facility will give canola farmers easy access for their deliveries and in turn, allow Cargill to efficiently deliver grain, oil and meal to end use customers,” said Jeff Vassart, president of Cargill Canada. 

The GTH is a 1,700-acre self-governing inland port authority tailored for supply chain, logistics and transportation operations.

“Cargill’s new plant represents a significant investment in the local and provincial economy, and supports our government’s Growth Plan goal to crush 75% of the canola grown in our province right here in Saskatchewan,” said Jim Reiter, minister responsible for the GTH.

Cargill’s canola facility will have a similar design to its existing Camrose facility. Construction is expected to start early next year with plans to start operations by early 2024.