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Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. West Ells Project

The Sunshine Oilsands West Ells project is located in the Athabasca oil sands region and is a 10,000bbl/d SAGD facility comprising of two phases (5,000bbl/d each).

ProTrace Engineering was engaged to complete all final electrical engineering/design deliverables for the first phase of this project, which include:

  • Engineering and Design reviews/audits
  • Vendor Document and Vendor package quality assurance reviews
  • Building Schedules for occupancy
  • Electrical Codes reviews and Regulatory Technical Support
  • Single Line Diagrams (HV/MV/LV) including 25kV overhead line and 2 x 7.5MW Natural Gas Turbine Generators
  • Complete Power System modelling in ETAP
  • Arc Flash, Load Flow and Short Circuit Studies
  • Grounding Studies
  • Relay Settings
  • Reliability assessments and mitigation studies
  • Electric Heat Tracing
  • Electrical installation details
  • Equipment selection/specification
  • Electrical building design
  • System Architecture deliverables and Communications, Controls and Instrumentation Wiring
  • Motor Control schematics
  • Cable tray sizing / electrical layouts
  • Underground services design
  • Lighting layout and lighting control design
  • Downhole monitoring design
  • Security and IT systems
  • Cost estimating, materials management and procurement support services
  • Electrical master redline coordinator and As-built services


Our team provided resident field engineering support throughout the complete construction phase of the project which also included our services during the final commissioning and start-up. We are very proud to have been an integral member of the project team and sincerely thank both Sunshine Oilsands and ILF Consulting Engineers for the opportunity to provide our services.

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