A resource company looking to develop a frac sand storage and distribution hub in Mayerthorpe has been granted a development permit.
Athabasca Minerals Incorporated’s wholly-owned subsidiary AMI Silica has received approval of its Development Permit for industrial sand processing, storage and distribution facilities in Mayerthorpe, with the hope to construct the sites by 2019.
The location in Mayerthorpe is conveniently located within an hour’s distance from the Duvernay.
The industrial silica sand facility is intended to process sand from the Corporation’s permitted Firebag mine-site north of Fort McMurray and from other potential regional sources in the vicinity.
The project was approved by Mayerthorpe Town Council and received support from residents during a town hall meeting on August 16th.
The project is in the process of securing financing and placement orders, and it is expected construction will commence in the first half of 2019.
It was announced in April 2018 that Athabasca Minerals had chosen Mayerthorpe as the site for the facilities to be built.