August 19, 2012

A sand plant by the numbers

A Chippewa Sand Transport truck hauls sand between the EOG Resources' mines and the processing plant in Chippewa Falls. An independent company that contracts with the EOG plant, Chippewa Sand Tranport employs 72 people, including 60 truck drivers. Credit: Chippewa Valley Newspapers

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The EOG Resources sand processing plant in Chippewa Falls is currently the largest such facility in North America.
Here’s the EOG plant, by the numbers:

$65 million

Assessed value of the facility

78,000

Tons of storage capacity for finished sand

62,888

Yards of concrete used in construction

18,000

Gallons of fresh water used daily (90 percent recycled)

950

Covered rail cars for shipping sand

100

Truck drivers moving sand

50

Number of train cars filled daily

1.8

Miles of covered conveyor belts