CWB Announces Second New Elevator; Building Underway at Colonsay, Sask.

CWB has announced the construction of its second high-throughput grain elevator near Colonsay, Saskatchewan. Situated on the Yellowhead Highway approximately 65 kilometers east of Saskatoon, the elevator at Colonsay will feature 42,000 metric tonnes (mT) of storage and is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 harvest, according to CWB.

This announcement comes less than a month after CWB announced its first new build at Bloom, Manitoba. Click here to see details on that announcement.

Elevator construction has already begun one mile southeast of the town of Colonsay, adjacent to the CP line. The elevator will feature a car-loading rate of up to 1600 mT per hour with a 134-car loop track. The facility will also include a 17,300 mT workhouse with cleaning facilities, and 24,700 mT of steel storage capacity.

With the announcement of the Colonsay elevator, CWB’s overall asset network now includes elevators in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Mission Terminal in Ontario, and Les Élévateurs des Trois-Rivières in Quebec. In addition, CWB’s two Equinox class laker vessels are scheduled to be operating in the St. Lawrence in 2015.

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