Developments and Projects

Investment in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland currently exceeds $35 billion. Given the region’s locational advantage, diverse range of feedstock, access to global markets, and strong R&D sector, investment potential is limitless. Recognizing these benefits, several companies have plans for multibillion dollar facilities.

Development Projects

Sturgeon Refinery – North West Redwater Partnership

The North West Redwater Partnership, a joint venture between North West Refining and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, is proceeding with phase one of a 50,000 bbl/day bitumen refinery at an estimated cost of $8.5 billion. Finished products will include ultra-low sulphur diesel, naptha, low sulphur VGO, butane, and propane.


Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene
Facility – Inter Pipeline Ltd

In December 2016, Inter Pipeline Ltd. Received $200 million from the Government of Alberta’s Petrochemical Diversification Program. Inter Pipeline has plans to construct a propane dehydrogenation facility in Strathcona County. This PDH facility will convert low-cost locally sourced propane into more valuable polymer grade propylene.


Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene
Facility – Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation

On May 15 2017, Pembina Pipeline Corporation announce that it established a joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Co of Kuwait to begin the engineering design for a proposed 1.2 billion pound per year integrated polypropylene facility. The cost of this preliminary project is estimated at $3.8 to $4.2 billion.


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