New Atlas Sand Frac Sand Plant Opens in Texas

November 6, 2018

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New Atlas Sand Frac Sand Plant Opens in Texas

Sand mining firm Atlas Sand recently opened a new frac sand facility in Mohahans, TX, adding 4 million tons of production capacity per year, the firm announced in a recent press release. The firm made its first deliveries from the site on Oct. 30. 

“With the start-up of Atlas Monahans, we now have facilities making shipments of our premium open dune sand from both ends of the Winkler Sand Trend,” the firm’s founder and chairman, Ben M. “Bud” Brigham, said in a statement. “We’ve long believed that the locations of our two acreage positions in Winkler and Ward counties, which allow the company to ship product from the northern and southern portions of the trend, gives us a unique logistical advantage, enhancing reliability while lowering our customers’ fully delivered cost incrementally relative to some of the other facilities that are more centrally located in the trend.”

The new facility brings the firm’s overall production capacity to 8 million tn/yr, or about 1000 truckloads per day. 

“Much like what we saw at Atlas Kermit, we expect this facility to ramp up full production capacity very quickly, due to the efficiencies and redundancies that we designed into the plant.,” said Hunter Wallace, Atlas Sand’s chief operations officer, in the release. “I could not be more proud of the amazing work our team has put in to get us to where we are today.”

This August, Powder & Bulk Solids reported that Atlas Sand opened a frac sand plant in Kermit, TX that includes seven silos offering a combined 35,000 tn of dry storage capacity. The company announced in early September that the Kermit plant reached full capacity on August 28.

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