Victory Nickel Inc. announced that the first nine-railcar shipment of washed, concentrated sand from Winona, Minn., has arrived, been unloaded and moved to the company's Seven Persons (7P) frac sand plant near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, for initial plant commissioning.
Two additional railcar lots are in transit to Alberta and the Company expects it will soon be in a continuous-supply mode with delivered tonnages of sand increasing as full production is achieved at the 500,000 tpy 7P Plant.
"This is what we have all been working so hard towards," said Ken Murdock, Victory Silica's CEO. "The 7P Plant will be commissioned this week. The company is building inventories of both wet concentrated sand and finished product at the 7P Plant to ensure availability of premium-quality Wisconsin frac sand to meet customer needs. The 22,000 tons of dry storage capacity at the 7P plant ensures that we will have premium-quality frac sand available where our customers want it when they need it."
Victory Silica is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victory Nickel Inc. and is charged with a phased plan to establish the company in the frac sand market. In Phase 1, the company plans to begin sales in 2014 of premium quality Midwestern White frac sand from the 7P Plant in Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada, near Medicine Hat by shipping partially processed sand purchased in Wisconsin to the 7P Plant for final processing and distribution.