The terminal will be located in Huxley, northeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and will have 35,000 tonnes of storage capacity with the ability to load 134 rail cars in 14 hours. Construction is expected to start this summer, with an expected completion date of 2019.
“As we continue to invest in new facilities and deliver a competitive edge to Canadian growers, we are seeing strong support for our network,” said Warren Stow, president of GrainsConnect Canada. “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.”
The GrainsConnect joint venture was announced in December 2015 with the goal of operating grain receival sites across Alberta and Saskatchewan as part of a fully integrated supply chain for the origination, marketing, storage, handling, distribution and exporting of Canadian grain and oilseed.
GrainCorp’s partner Zen-Noh Grain Corp. is a subsidiary of major Japanese agricultural cooperative Zen-Noh (National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations). It trades and exports U.S. corn, soybeans and sorghum to Japan and other global markets.