The facility will be expanding from 1.2 million square feet to 1.62 million square feet, which will be equal to the size of 35 football fields once completed. Aurora is also constructing a major growing facility in Denmark, known as Aurora Nordic, and a smaller facility in Whistler to concentrate on organically grown products, a research facility in Comox, B.C., and has Installed solar panels at its Mountainview facility, near Cremona,Alta. The facility will be able to produce 230,000+ kilograms of cannabis per year upon completion. Ground work at the facility is nearing completion, erection of the steel structure is advancing and installation of the glass at Sun is expected to be completed in May 2019. Copyright © 2020 CNW Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Aurora Cannabis dropped a bombshell on Wednesday, announcing they will be expanding the size of the Aurora Sun production facility in the Box Springs business park by a whopping 33 percent. Our newsroom abides by the RTDNA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook, Glass House Haunting turns greenhouse to haunted house, Rotary club unveils new sign 100 years in the making, Parody video by Webster Niblock School aims to ease coronavirus anxiety, The Important Role Day Homes Will Play in Our Pandemic Recovery, CMHA-ASER - Addiction Crisis Worker Program, CHAT 94.5 live at Rossco's for Brown Bag Lunch Day, #dominicstrong auction keeps Dominic Rooney's legacy alive. Have a confidential news tip? Like Aurora Sky, Health Canada licensing requests have determined that rooms will be available for planting before the entire facility is completed. A sophisticated glass roof, rainwater and snow melt recapture system, and a high-level of technology and automation give Aurora full control over all anticipated environmental and harvest conditions, resulting in the production of consistently high yielding, high-quality cannabis at low-cost. Forward looking statements made in this release include: (i) statements regarding the  completion of the facility, (ii) facility characteristics including its size, and cultivation capacity; (ii) statements regarding the rapid growth of international markets, Aurora's intention to supply those markets, and Aurora's intention to use products grown at Aurora Sun to supply those markets and the Canadian marketplace; and (iii) information regarding key metrics including predicted production costs. Sun is also designed with flexibility in mind to enable us to quickly meet changing market demands, particularly as breeding and cultivation technologies evolve and as customer preferences and requirements change.". “ We look forward to establishing ourselves both as an important local investor and employer, with more than 450 full time jobs anticipated, and a significant impact on the local economy for years to come.”, Invest Medicine Hat, 580 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E6, Canada, “We had a very thorough analysis of municipalities across Canada and in Europe to determine where to build Aurora Sun,” said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora, at the announcement at. “And now, one percent of our population is potentially going to be working at this facility. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution. Intended to be replicable and scalable globally, our production facilities are designed to produce cannabis of significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and low per gram production costs.