CN and Keyera Corp. are planning to build a specialized clean energy terminal in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The new infrastructure would aggregate conventional and clean energy from multiple sources to streamline transportation.
The high throughput facility would be built on adjoining lands belonging to Keyera and CN. The location is close to large industrial operators, existing infrastructure to support the terminal and its customers – including carbon sequestration – and direct access to the CN rail network. It is envisioned that at the time of its completion, the facility would be capable of handling six inbound and outbound high-capacity trains daily.
“This project capitalizes on a core CN strength: sustainably moving Canadian natural resources safely and efficiently to domestic and international markets,” explained Tracy Robinson, CN’s president and CEO. “We are pleased to be working with Keyera on this project which will benefit Alberta and the Canadian economy. The project will offer a unique opportunity to aggregate products from multiple producers and will provide an efficient mechanism to not only support Canadian industry but also further global energy transition.”
Situated northeast of the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton, the heartland region’s geographic footprint is 582 square kilometres. It is within Alberta’s capital region, home to over 1.3 million people.
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extends into five different municipalities. This includes 533 square kilometres within the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon, in addition to 49 square kilometres in the City of Edmonton industrial area known as the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park.
The region is home to 40+ companies in a variety of sectors, including producing and processing oil, gas, and petrochemicals, as well as advanced manufacturing.
“This agreement builds on the strengths of each partner and allows for the most efficient solutions for the industry to achieve both the needs of today’s market and the future of clean energy,” said Dean Setoguchi, Keyera’s president and CEO.
“Together, Keyera and CN demonstrate how collaboration is key to creating sustainable solutions, meeting the evolving needs of our customers, and transporting high value products locally and abroad while supporting Canada’s path to net-zero.”