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Aecon wins $132M oil sands fabrication contracts

Aecon Group has been awarded two contracts worth $132 million for fabrication and module assembly work for an un-named oil sands operator in Fort McMurray, Alta.


October 20, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Aecon Group Inc.’s Industrial West Division has been awarded two contracts worth $132 million for fabrication and module assembly work for an un-named oil sands operator in Fort McMurray, Alta.

The Toronto-based construction and infrastructure development company said the contracts are for two large steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

One contract involves the fabrication of pipe spools and assembly of 90 wellpad modules. The second contract involves off-module fabrication for the project’s plant facility.

Fabrication work will begin in November at Aecon’s fabrication facilities in Sherwood Park, Alta.. and the work will be completed by the fall of 2013.

Aecon said the work will also be spread out to its facilities in Cambridge and Brantford, Ont., plus Dartmouth and Pictou, NS.

Earlier this month, Aecon announced its Lockerbie and Hole Eastern division has been awarded two contracts worth up to $250 million at mine sites in BC and New Brunswick with with the Thompson Creek Metals Co. and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

Aecon will install the interior structural steel, equipment, piping, electrical and control systems at Thompson Creek’s Endako Molybdenum Mine site located just west of Fraser Lake in BC.

The second contract was awarded by the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. for work at their Picadilly site in Penobsquis, NB. At the Picadilly site, Aecon will install mechanical equipment, process and utility piping systems as well as all electrical and control systems.