WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) announced Jan. 25 that the Fraser Grain Terminal is now fully operational following “extensive product revision and testing.” AGI has spent the past 16 months working with Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd., Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. and FWS Western Ltd. to resolve potential issues related to equipment supplied by AGI for the Fraser Grain Terminal project.
“While the delay to our project was unfortunate, FWS and AGI’s response and support was immediate and comprehensive,” said John Heimbecker, president and chief executive officer of FGT and P&H. “Despite significant supply chain challenges, we worked collaboratively with FWS and AGI to ensure all issues were addressed. We now have a fully remediated and commissioned site that is a showcase facility for FGT and our stakeholders.”
Tim Close, president and CEO of AGI, added, “The remediation of this site and support of FGT has been a top priority for AGI along with overall resolution of the surrounding issues. While I am clearly not happy with how we came to this point, AGI can be proud of our response in rectifying the issues and working collaboratively with FWS and FGT to put this site into operation.”
Plans for the Fraser Grain Terminal were first announced in late 2018. At that time, P&H said the terminal would provide 4 million tonnes of terminal capacity per year. P&H also said the new export facility would address two major constraints — limited western Canada rail capacity, and a shortage of port industrial land for grain handling. The new terminal also features modern storage facilities, three shiploaders equipped with dust-reducing technology, and a fully-enclosed above ground conveying system with built-in dust suppression.