Construction on the Suncor Fort Hills site, 90 kilometers north of Fort McMurray, began in 2008 and included the piling scope contract for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Approximately 469 12” H-Piles, these foundations were installed to support numerous applications such as tanks and pump pedestals.
Construction resumed in April 2012 after the project was put on hold in 2008. Ledcor provided pipeline and conduits, mechanical, civil, structural and architectural, electrical, and instrumentation services for the early works/site infrastructure build out which included:
Raw water intake
Water treatment plant
Wastewater treatment plant
Natural gas conditioning
Electrical power distribution system
The South West Area contains the temporary river intake pumps on the east bank of the Athabasca River, where raw water is drawn into the Water Treatment Plant and the adjacent Waste Water Treatment Plant. The Northeast area of the site is characterized by the camp infrastructure and future mine infrastructure. Ledcor’s scope included construction of a 9 kilometer pipeline corridor joining the two areas to transport natural gas, potable water, and wastewater.
As part of Suncor’s initiative to modularize the majority of the facility, we have been working on panelization modules at our fabrication facility in Nisku, Alberta.
Fabricated steel and cladding is first pre-assembled into trackable sub-panels. These modules are then transported to the Fort Hills site where multiple panels are interconnected with infill steel to create large super panels, complete with electrical cable, cable tray, lighting, and HVAC ducting.
The Suncor Fort Hills Project reported zero Health, Safety & Environmental recordable incidents during 2012, resulting in a Total Recordable Incident Frequency of 0 for the year.