North West Redwater Partnership Sturgeon Upgrader/Refinery
The North West Redwater Partnership is a joint venture between North West Upgrading Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The partnership targets the building, management and operation of a 150,000 bpd bitumen upgrader/refinery over three phases in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, Sturgeon County.
ProTrace Engineering is currently involved in the first phase of this project providing the engineering design of the construction power system. In addition, we will provide electrical engineering services which include specification, single line diagram development and power system studies. Due to the complexity and size of this facility, ProTrace has introduced some innovative concepts into the design of the construction power system including:
- Redundant utility supplies, reducing construction down-time.
- Provision for power to permanent electrical buildings during field erection and commissioning, providing cost savings and efficiency during peak construction.
- Emergency back-up of critical areas such as medical facilities and communication systems in the event of a complete power outage.
We’ve recently teamed up with Sumac Fabrication and MMR Canada, which specialize in the fabrication, construction and operation of the construction power system. Sumac Fabrication has their own unique line of products that sets them apart from other manufacturers. MMR Canada has the qualified resources, manpower and oil sands project experience dedicated to construction, commissioning and maintenance, as well as an outstanding safety program. Aligning our services with these companies allows us to provide the best possible design, contractor-friendly temp power equipment, and the cost certainty that the North West Redwater Partnership is looking for.