G3 Canada Limited announced plans for an added new primary elevator near Morinville, Alberta. Construction of the 42,000 tonne capacity facility will begin shortly, the company says, and is expected to be complete in 2020.
G3 Morinville is designed for speed and efficiency, the company says, and will be able to unload trucks in less than five minutes. It will load 150-car trains under continuous motion on a loop track system, keeping grain moving to market.
The new site is situated on the CN Rail line, and as such is “well placed” to move grain to G3 Terminal Vancouver, a new grain export facility set to become operational in 2020.
“This is part of a growing network of high-efficiency facilities that is speeding up the movement of grain in Canada and around the world,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman.
Construction is also underway on new G3 elevators at Carmangay and Wetaskiwin, Alta., and Maidstone, Sask..G3 recently opened two new elevators at Melville and Saskatoon, Sask.