GrainsConnect selects Huxley, Alta. as fourth location

GrainsConnect Canada is planning its fourth grain terminal at Huxley, 120 kilometres northeast of Calgary, Alta.

Subject to necessary approvals, construction is planned to commence mid-year with an expected completion date of 2019.

The elevator will be similar to GrainsConnect’s other facilities, with state-of-the-art 35,000 tonne grain storage and the ability to load 134 rail cars in less than 14 hours.

GrainsConnect Canada Huxley will be the first site in that region with a 134-car rail loop, increasing efficiency and reliability to growers in the area, the company said in a news release. Canadian National Railway will serve the facility.

“As we have seen at the previous sites, at least 50 jobs will be created during construction as well as 12 – 15 full time jobs once completed,” GrainsConnect Canada president Warren Stow said in the release.

The company’s other Alberta terminal is at Vegreville and in Saskatchewan its locations are Maymont and Wilkie. All are currently under construction.

In total, GrainsConnect plans to spend about $120 million on the four prairie elevators.

GrainsConnect Canada is a joint venture between Australian grain company GrainCorp and Japan-based Zen-Noh Grain Corp.

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