Di-Corp has been in the Oil & Gas business for over 60 years. Due to the expanding hydraulic fracturing market boom, Di-Corp saw an opportunity to build a Frac Sand Transloading site in central Alberta.
Construction has started on this new site on September 5, 2014 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The new site will feature a storage capacity of 12,000 tons with six silos and two drive through loading lanes on scales. This site has a 120 railcar capacity and three switches per week (40 railcars per switch). In addition this site will have a railcar mover and the ability to weigh product from the railcar. The conveyor system on this site can handle 350 tons per hour and has a dustless loading / unloading system.
For health and safety purposes this site has a fall protection system for both truck and rail. The site will be operating on a 7 day work week with an automated control system. The site will employee around 10 full time workers to service the site. This will be Di-Corp’s second Frac Sand Transloading site within Alberta. The first site in Grande Prairie opened November 1, 2013 and has an annual throughput capacity of 550,000 tons of frac sand with 3 rail tracks capable of holding 60 cars for unloading.
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