Canadian Manufacturing

SNC-Lavalin awarded Alberta oil sands contract



MONTREAL: SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction group, has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Grizzly Oil Sands ULC for its new Algar Lake steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility located near Fort McMurray, Alta.

The project consists of an initial 5,000 barrel per day SAGD central processing facility with associated well pads, flow lines, tank farm and 8 MW cogeneration facility. Work has already begun at SNC-Lavalin’s Calgary office and the detailed design of the project is expected by April 2011.

What makes this project unique is that the execution plan is based on engineering and constructing a completely modularized processing facility capable of being trucked to the site. Field construction requirements will be limited to placing and interconnecting the modules followed by the commissioning of the facility.

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