Canadian Manufacturing

Compass Compression building new compressor plant in Calgary

75,000 sq.ft. plant will be company's fourth compressor fabrication facility in city



CALGARY—Industrial compressor manufacturer Compass Compression Solutions Inc. has unveiled plans to build a 75,000 sq.ft. plant in Calgary, the company’s fourth fabrication facility in the city.

According to Compass, which builds a line of rotary screw, rotary vane and reciprocating compressor packages, it plans to start construction next month on the plant that will build cold weather packages for customers in Canada and the northern United States.

“As the industry moves toward a higher volume of large horsepower compressor packages, we have been shop constrained,” Compass president John Forgeron said in a release.

“The design of the new facility will give us an extremely efficient large horsepower shop which allows us to fulfill current and future client demands, it will also free up existing space to grow our (vapour recovery unit) and small (horsepower) compression business.”

The new facility in Calgary’s Southeast Frontier Industrial Park is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015, giving the company roughly 125,000 sq.ft. of gas compression fabrication capacity.

The addition of the new facility will increase the company’s fabrication capacity by almost 50 per cent.

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