Plant Projects & Engineering Fluor Engineers Tank Farm for Canadian Oil Sands Project
Fluor will provide engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) works for a Canadian oil sands project in Alberta. The Texan engineering specialists will design, construct and build a tank storage and treatment plant for Suncor Energy Oil Sands.
Calgary, Alberta/Canada – The project will provide storage and blending for hot bitumen in preparation for pipeline transport to the Athabasca Tank Terminal. In addition to the tank farm, Fluor’s scope of work includes the connecting pipeline.
“The project allows us to capitalize on our experience delivering engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction excellence in Canada’s Athabasca region,” said Jim Brittain, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas. “By implementing an integrated services approach using our fabrication and module assembly resources, we will drive capital efficiencies and delivery predictability.”
Fluor recently completed the front-end engineering and design work for the project. The EPFC phase of the project, led by Fluor’s Calgary office, began in March 2015. Commercial operations are expected to begin in April 2017.