Pinnacle Pellet and Tolko launch new pellet plant in Lavington, BC
LAVINGTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA—after receiving all necessary approvals, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group launched the construction of new pellet plant in Lavington, adjacent to the Tolko sawmill. The contract for the construction of the raw materials bulk-storage MegaDome® buildings has been awarded to BuildWorks.
Pinnacle, the largest wood pellet producer in Canada already operates 6 pellet plants across BC, with a production capacity of well over 1 million tons annually, for a variety of products including softwood pellet fuel, animal bedding, and natural sorbent. The new pellet plant is a joint venture with Tolko Industries.
BuildWorks Construction Inc., the authorized MegaDome® builder and province’s premier supplier of fabric covered buildings for nearly 15 years, has been engaged to design and construct 2 large MegaDome® pre-engineered fabric structures with a 30,000 SF foot-print. For maximum bulk storage capability of sawdust and shavings—a 100% natural and renewable fuel resource—the buildings will be installed on 10 foot high concrete lock-block walls, creating over 10,000 cu. metres of storage capacity.
Construction is slated to start immediately with completion by late summer 2015.