Global agricultural commodity company Viterra is planning to expand its canola crush capacity with a new facility in Saskatchewan, Canada, World Grain reported on 27 April.

Currently in the planning and design phase, the facility in Regina would have a crush capacity of 2.5M tonnes/year if it went ahead, the report said.

The plant was targeted to be operational in late 2024, World Grain wrote.

“Over the years we have made a number of strategic investments in Canada and we are excited at the potential opportunity to further enhance our processing business,” said Viterra CEO David Mattiske.

Completion of the project was dependant on the receipt of various permits, licensing, agreements with third parties and final approvals both internally and externally, World Grain reported.

Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Viterra operates a network of grain elevators, special crop facilities, processing plants and port terminals across Canada and parts of the USA.

According to its website, the company operates in 37 countries – sourcing, transporting, storing and processing commodities such as grains, oilseeds, pulses, rice, sugar and cotton.