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Aecon awarded mining project for Fort Hills oil sands project

first_imgConstruction resumed in April 2012 after the project was put on hold in 2008. Ledcor provided pipeline and conduits, mechanical, civil, structural and architectural, electrical, and instrumentation services for the early works/site infrastructure build out which included:Raw water intakeWater treatment plantWastewater treatment plantNatural gas conditioningElectrical power distribution systemUtility pipelinesFiber optics. Aecon Group has been awarded a mining contract with an estimated value of $123 million by Fort Hills Energy for mining site development at the Fort Hills oil sands project in Alberta. Work will commence later this month, and is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2016. “We are very pleased to work with Fort Hills and its operator, Suncor Energy Operating, a long-time, valued client,” said Teri McKibbon, Aecon’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “Aecon has recently announced three key mining contracts – a solid foundation of backlog for the mining segment as we enter the second half of the year, and further utilisation of our mining fleet of equipment.”Ledcor is another of the project contractors. Construction on the Suncor Fort Hills site, 90 km north of Fort McMurray, began in 2008 and included the piling scope contract for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Approximately 469 12” H-Piles, these foundations were installed to support numerous applications such as tanks and pump pedestals.last_img

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