Canadian Manufacturing

ATCO lands modular housing deal at Shell's Carmon Creek project

Will build 94 modular units to house some 1,200 workers at project near Peace River, Alta.

CALGARY—ATCO Group’s modular building subsidiary has won a contract to build and operate temporary housing for 1,200 employees at Shell’s recently announced Carmon Creek project in Alberta.

According to ATCO Structures & Logistics, it was awarded the deal to manufacture, install and operate modular housing to support the massive workforce expected at the project near Peace River, Alta., about 200 kilometres northeast of Grande Prairie.

The modular units for the project will be manufactured at ATCO’s facilities in Calgary and in Pocatello, Idaho, the company said.

The core building within the housing facility will consist of 94 modular units in combination with a panelized system in the lobby to create an open hotel-like feel.

The dormitories will feature single occupancy bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

The building will also house a stand-alone gymnasium with racquetball and squash courts, a running track and separate weight training areas.

ATCO will also construct a 200 person open-plan office complex as part of the bundled solution.

To service the site, ATCO will build and maintain a 1,500 person wastewater treatment plant.

Manufacturing work is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013 and completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.

Announced late last month, the Carmon Creek project is an in situ heavy oil operation that will use steam recovery methods.

Constructed in two phases, the expected lifespan of the project is more than 35 years and it is projected to produce up to 80,000 barrels per day of bitumen.

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