Canadian Premium Sand has appointed to conduct an engineering study for its proposed flat glass manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

The Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for the proposed flat glass manufacturing facility will explore avenues to achieve a high level of sustainability balanced with operational and capital efficiency generating an optimal design

Cm project ing’s staff have extensive background and knowledge in glass technology, R&D, and plant operations, with an international track record of successful design and project management.

Canadian Premium Sand has also engaged AECOM’s Winnipeg based team to assist with its environmental and regulatory applications process in support of the FEED study.

The outcome of the FEED study is expected to result in a facility design that will yield cost competitiveness and a low-carbon advantage relative to international rivals.

As previously reported, Canadian Premium Sand will look to create the plant, named Wanipigow Glass, through an already owned facility in the greater Winnipeg area that already utilises the high-quality silica sand from its wholly-owned Wanipigow silica sand deposit.

The company said it plans to manufacture patterned low iron solar glass to supply North American solar panel manufacturers.

It said in a stamens that: "The facility has potential to manufacture solar glass for use in latest generation solar panels or ultra-clear energy efficient architectural float glass made for use in energy efficient buildings and homes.

"Both of these products save more energy upon installation than is used in manufacturing, resulting in a carbon negative product.

​"With the latest technology and sustainable operating practices including waste heat recovery and 96% renewable energy from the Manitoba Hydro power grid, this glass manufacturing facility has the potential to set a new standard for sustainable low-carbon manufacturing."