Viterra is expanding its network of prairie grain elevators.
The Regina-based grain company announced July 16 that it will build a new high-throughput elevator at Rosser, Man., not far from Winnipeg.
The new loop-tracked facility will have a total storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and will be capable of loading a 134-car grain train without detaching cars or locomotive power.
“We’re pleased to be renewing our commitment to farm customers in the Rosser and surrounding area through this significant investment,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer for North America.
“By revitalizing our presence in this area through a modern state of the art facility, we will provide customers with convenient access to the superior service, marketing opportunities and advice that makes us an industry leader.”
Construction of the new facility will begin immediately, the company said. Project completion is slated for the fall of 2021.
The new facility will be located on Canadian Pacific Railway’s rail network.
“We commend Viterra for the continuous and substantial investments it has been making to enhance its asset network, including its new elevator at Rosser,” said Joan Hardy, CP’s vice-president of sales and marketing, grain and fertilizers.
“By modernizing our collective grain handling infrastructure and transportation network, together we are ensuring the grain supply chain remains strong to meet the growing needs of the agricultural industry today and in the years to come.”