A brand new 102 acre silica sand storage facility is opening up Sexsmith later this spring. The Evergreen Transloading mega centre will serve oil and gas companies in the area who use the sand in fracking. Evergreen CEO Ryan Peterson says the site is expected to open sometime in June.
Right now we’re 70% done the facility, so in total there will be six 2000 metric tonne silos. We’re going to have a total of 12,000 metric tonnes of vertical storage. It truly is a first class facility, it is state of the art, it’s all computer automated.
Peterson says while they will be opening the mega centre up this spring, he says the facilities will continue to grow and expand for years to come.