On September 12, 2022, Cando Rail & Terminals celebrated the grand opening of the Sturgeon Terminal. Although the Sturgeon Terminal opened in October of 2020, an official grand opening event was unable to be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sturgeon Terminal provides additional rail capacity in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIHA) and expands Cando’s national network of rail service and infrastructure.
Increased Transportation and Logistics Solutions
Cando Sturgeon Terminal is centrally located on 302 acres in the middle of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and is directly serviced by CN. It is adjacent to Pembina Redwater Complex, south of NWR Sturgeon Refinery and directly west of the CN Beamer Spur.
Most of the value-added products produced in the Heartland, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, are shipped to national and global consumers by rail. Cando’s investment increases market access and allows industrial facilities in the Heartland to concentrate on their core business, while partnering with Cando to access increased transportation and logistics solutions. World-class rail infrastructure further enhances the competitiveness of Sturgeon County and AIHA for petrochemical, downstream energy and heavy industrial investment.
With the completion of Phase 1 in October of 2020 and Phase 2 in the fall of 2021, Cando Sturgeon Terminal can store up to 2,900 railcars using a loop track. The terminal offers services seven days per week for railcar staging, including unit-train storage capability for short or long term, loaded or empty railcars, as well as various value-added services. Cando is currently constructing Phase 3 of the terminal which will add more rail capacity, and recently commenced a contract with CN to haul railcars to and from Sturgeon Terminal for unit train assembly for four CN customers in the area.