Tailings & Water Transfer
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Ledcor is currently working with Suncor Energy to install water and TFT pipelines for a new oil sands tailings management approach called the TROTM process, designed by Suncor. This process is expected to significantly improve the speed of tailings reclamation.
The TROTM process involves converting fluid fine tailings more rapidly into a solid landscape suitable for reclamation. The process separates the water and bitumen from the tailings sand at the face, sending the water back to the plant via pipelines.
Ledcor has been contracted to install approximately 40,000 m (131,000 ft) of pipe, including pipe corridors, and structural and piling work for the project. In addition, we have a contract to fabricate and assemble four TROTM process pumphouse modules that will be incorporated into the TROTM process. This work is taking place at our 40,000 ft2 Fabrication Shop and 60 acre Module Assembly Yard.