Heartland Site and Rail Development

A rail yard site development improves market access for Alberta sulphur producers.

The Heartland Site and Rail Development project is located in the Industrial Heartland of Alberta parallel to the Canadian National Railway (CN) tracks along CN’s Vegreville subdivision. The goal of this site development was to provide sulphur producers in Alberta with improved market access via rail. CIMA+ was hired by Universal Civil Management and Gibson Energy Inc. to design rail siding, a rail yard and access road, wet and dry sulphur loading tracks and pullback tracks, and future tracks on site. Additionally, the project included the design of storm water drainage between rail tracks, a storm water management plan for the site, and a facility access road off Range Road 212. A sulphur prilling facility was designed and built separately from the scope of the original project and is located adjacent to the rail siding to the south. The CIMA+ team was challenged to accommodate an accelerated design and managing the requirements of multiple stakeholders during the design stage.