Greenfield: Canola Seed Crushing Facility

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When a new canola oil producer decided to construct a new, state-of-the-art canola seed crushing facility, POWER Engineers was approached to provide engineering for the plant. This project was completed utilizing a design-build model. The facility is designed to produce over 300,000,000 pounds of canola oil annually both for food and renewable fuel applications. The plant crushes over 350,000 metric tonnes of canola seed a year, and provides protein-rich canola meal to the feed market as a by-product of the process.

POWER provided all civil, structural, architectural, limited process, main service electrical design, and owner’s engineer oversight for controls engineering for this facility. Our complete C/S/A design provided the client with site plans, grading and drainage, erosion and storm water control, water and sewer systems, structural steel, building and equipment foundations, as well as code review and analysis. POWER provided 3-D modeling for structural and process design as well as complete electrical and control systems design for the facility. Additionally, our team executed engineering coordination for the process equipment and on-site construction support, as required, while the facility was being built. POWER provided the client with a single point of contact for the design operations, streamlining the process on a project involving a number of players. POWER’s design was completed on a fast-track, expediting the schedule wherever possible to avoid the potential impact of poor weather during construction.

The project included areas for bulk seed receiving and storage, canola seed processing, meal (by product) storage and load-out, oil refinery, oil storage and loading, as well as boilers, coolers, compressors, and water treatment systems.