Suncor Energy restarting Wood Buffalo operations
Employees and contractors are moving back in to the area.
CALGARY — Suncor Energy has restarted its operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) with initial production from its Firebag in situ facility.
The Calgary-based energy company said start-up activities were well underway at Base Plant and the MacKay River in situ facility initial production underway by the end of the week.
More than 4,000 employees and contractors were moved back into the region, including Fort Hills workers, and 3,500 additional people will be moved in to support a return to operations.
Suncor said there has been no damage to its assets third-party pipeline and power infrastructure required to support the start-up have been restored.
Services and accommodations for employees and contractors have been established and construction at Suncor’s Fort Hills mine are ramping up.
Syncrude is planning its return to operations. Suncor has majority control over the oil sands development.