Wayfinder secures sand supply for temporary transloading facility

Sept. 14, 2016

Wayfinder Corp has signed an agreement with Badger Mining Corporation to be the exclusive industrial silica and sand products tenant from its temporary transloading facility in Obed AB, Canada.

Wayfinder is currently designing and starting construction on a best-in-class resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant and transloading facility. This facility is anticipated to be commissioned towards the end of 2017, and in the meantime, Wayfinder intends to transload Badger sand from a temporary transload facility set up adjacent to where the resin-coated plant is being built. 

The temporary transload location is expected to have a capacity exceeding 200,000 tonnes per year. After the permanent resin-coated plant and transloading facility is complete, it is anticipated that the capacity for moving proppants will approach 1,000,000 tonnes annually.

The Obed property features approximately eight kilometers of rail track directly on the CN main line and adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway. The property also includes exclusive access to a bridge-crossing over the Athabasca River, providing a significant shortcut to many northern wellhead locations. 

Adam Katz, leader of sales and marketing at BMC, says: "We're very excited to work with Wayfinder to bring our latest terminal in Obed to market. Obed is a key part of our strategy to increase our footprint and focus on large scale, unit train capable sites that are fit for purpose in Western Canada."