Project Status

This information was last reviewed on February 1, 2017.

The information is believed to be correct; however, please contact the company directly to confirm details.

Active Projects Announced or Under Construction

Air Products

Location

Strathcona County adjacent to Shell's Scotford facility

Project Description

Facility will produce over 150 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen and will be connected to Air Products Canada’s existing Heartland Hydrogen Pipeline system which supplies refiners, upgraders, chemical processors and other industries in the Alberta's Industrial Heartland region

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

Project completed in 2016

Alberta Carbon Trunk Line

Location

Capture sites: Agrium Fertilizer Plant and North West Sturgeon Refinery, both located in Sturgeon County. Enhanced Oil Recovery site: Clive, Alberta

Project Description

Enhance Energy is building the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL). The ACTL is a 240 kilometre pipeline that will collect CO2 from industrial emitters in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and transport it to aging reservoirs throughout central and southern Alberta for secure storage in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects. At full capacity the ACTL route will provide access to reservoirs capable of producing an additional one billion barrels of high quality light crude oil. These reservoirs will safely and securely store 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year as the oil is produced. At full capacity this will be equivalent to removing 2.6 million cars from Alberta’s roads. The ACTL will be the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the world. The ACTL will lay the groundwork for a cost effective industry-wide solution to the management of CO2 emissions from Alberta’s upgrading, refining, power generation and petrochemical operations. The ACTL will form the backbone of a growing CO2 gathering and transportation infrastructure which encourages and enables wide scale CCS implementation.

Capital Cost

Total project costs close to $1 billion

Status

Pipeline regulatory approval received in 2011; engineering and work on capture facilities at Agrium currently underway; work on facilities at North West Redwater Partnership's Sturgeon Refinery will occur in conjunction with refinery construction

ATCO Energy Solutions’ Salt Cavern Storage

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

ATCO Energy Solutions Ltd., in partnership with Petrogas Energy Corp., is developing four salt caverns, with the capacity to store approximately 400,000 cubic metres of propane, butane and ethylene to provide the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) market in western Canada with a new alternative for hydrocarbon storage. The facility will be located at ATCO's Heartland Energy Centre near Fort Saskatchewan. All four caverns are fully-contracted and secured under long-term agreements.

Capital Cost

$200 million

Status

Commercial operation has commenced for two of the salt caverns. Two additional salt caverns anticipated to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

ATCO Power’s Heartland Generating Station

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

ATCO Power is proposing to build and operate a 400 nominal megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power station called the ATCO Heartland Generating Station. The station will use clean and efficient natural gas-fired combined-cycle technology to produce enough electricity for approximately 400,000 homes in Alberta.

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

The proposed project has received all regulatory approvals required for construction.

ATCO Power’s Strathcona Cogeneration Plant

Location

Strathcona County, three kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan

Project Description

ATCO Power is proposing to build and operate a 96 megawatt (MW) cogeneration plant to meet the high pressure steam and electricity needs of Inter Pipeline’s proposed petrochemical facility

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

ATCO’s Final Investment Decision for the proposed cogeneration plant is subject to Inter Pipeline’s Final Investment Decision for the petrochemical facility

Enbridge Norlite Pipeline Project

Location

Pipeline is planned to start at Enbridge's existing Stonefell site and terminate at the existing Suncor East Tank Farm, near Fort McMurray

Project Description

Enbridge is proposing to construct and operate a new 24" diameter pipeline system approximately 447 km in length for diluent transport. Diluent is a product term that describes various light liquid hydrocarbons, such as condensate or sythetic crude, used to dilute heavy oil to make it lighter and easier to transport or to assist in its production. The project also includes a new pump station at the existing Stonefell site.

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

Enbridge filed an application with the Alberta Energy Regulator and other regulatory authorities in the spring of 2014. On August 4, 2015, the Norlite Pipeline Project received approval from the AER. Construction for the project began in the summer of 2015, and will be complete and in-service by the spring of 2017.

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines

Location

Pipeline from Bruderheim, AB to Kitimat, BC

Project Description

Proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project includes two adjacent 1,177 km pipelines between Bruderheim, Alberta and a deepwater terminal and tank farm in Kitimat, BC; the oil pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil per day from Bruderheim to Kitimat and the second pipeline will carry 193,000 barrels of condensate per day from Kitimat to Bruderheim

Capital Cost

$6 billion

Status

Approval from the federal government was denied in November 2016; future of the project to be determined

Inter Pipeline PDH & PP Facility

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

The propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility is designed to convert propane into higher value products and will be the first and only of its kind in Canada; will have an initial capacity of approximately 1.1 billion pounds of polymer grade propylene and 1.0 billion pounds of polypropylene

Capital Cost

$2.5 billion combined for PDH, PP and cogen facility

Status

Subject to securing appropriate long term, fee-based sales contracts for the production, Inter Pipeline anticipates making final investment decisions on the PDH and polypropylene facilities by mid-2017. Both plants are expected to be operational by mid-2021.

Keyera

Location

Fort Saskatchewan

Project Description

Expanding the NGL fractionation and storage facility to double the facility's existing C3+ fractionation capacity from 30,000 barrels per day to 65,000 barrels per day

Capital Cost

$220 million

Status

Operational in 2016

Maxim Power Corporation

Location

Lamont County

Project Description

The Deerland Peaking Station will be a natural-gas-fired power generation facility that produces 190 MW

Capital Cost

$200 million

Status

Project has received all required regulatory approvals for construction; construction start date to be determined

North West Redwater Partnership

Location

Sturgeon County

Project Description

150,000 barrel/day bitumen upgrader and diesel refinery (over 3 phases); the facility will capture 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year per phase, which will be sold for use in enhanced oil recovery before being sequestered

Capital Cost

$8.5 billion for phase 1 (50,000 barrels per day)

Status

On-site construction activity continues. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be operational by the end of 2017.

Pembina Pipeline: Canadian Diluent Hub

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

The Canadian Diluent Hub (CDH) development will include 500,000 barrels of above ground storage, multiple inbound and outbound pipeline connections, and associated pumping and metering facilities. Take-away capacity will be in excess of 400,000 barrels per day via delivery to third-party diluent pipelines: IPL Polaris pipeline, Access pipeline, IPL Cold Lake pipeline and Keyera FSPL.

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

Construction commenced in May 2016. Pembina anticipates full connectivity and service offerings through CDH in mid-2017.

Pembina Pipeline: RFS III

Location

Sturgeon County

Project Description

Pembina's RFS II project included expansion of the Redwater Fractionator and Storage (RFS) facility involving twinning Pembina's existing 73,000 barrel per day ethane-plus fractionator in Redwater. With RFS II in service, Redwater’s fractionation capacity has more than doubled to over 146 mbpd of capacity. Pembina's RFS III project is the third fractionator at Redwater, which will have propane-plus capacity of 55 mbpd.

Capital Cost

$400M for RFSIII

Status

On April 1, 2016, Pembina commissioned RFS II; RFS III has received all regulatory and environmental approvals and is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2017

Pembina Pipeline: PDH and PP

Location

Sturgeon County

Project Description

The proposed project is a joint project by Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. (PIC). The project would be located on land recently acquired by Pembina in Sturgeon County. The facility would use propane as its feedstock, converting it to propylene, and then further processing it into polypropylene. Once operational, the facility could consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane and produce up to 550,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene. The polypropylene could then be transported anywhere in the world in the form of pellets.

Capital Cost

Approximately $4 billion

Status

Pembina is in the project development process, having recently completed the project’s feasibility study, which is currently under review. A decision on advancing the project to the next phase will be made in the coming weeks. A final investment decision will be made in 2018.

Plains Midstream – NGL Fractionation Expansion

Location

Fort Saskatchewan

Project Description

This multi-phase project will expand fractionation and storage capacity as well as add rail and truck loading.

Capital Cost

Unknown

Status

Construction is underway. Target completion is 2017.

TransCanada Grand Rapids Pipeline

Location

Two parallel pipelines, approximately 460 km in length, from approximately 30 km northwest of Fort McMurray to the Edmonton area; associated Pipeline Installations will include: pump stations and tank facilities.

Project Description

The project will consist of a dual pipeline system to transport crude oil and diluent between northern Alberta and the Heartland region; project includes the following components: crude oil pipeline designed and constructed to move blended bitumen from northwest of Fort McMurray to the Edmonton market, a diluent pipeline designed and constructed to move diluent from the Edmonton market to northwest of Fort McMurray, and associated facilities along the pipeline system, including pump stations and tank farms.

Capital Cost

$3 billion

Status

Construction is progressing on the 20-inch pipeline from northern Alberta to Edmonton with some sections completed already. Construction and reclamation activities continue through the remainder of 2017. Construction continues on the 36-inch pipeline between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan with in-service expected in 2017. Site work has commenced on all terminals and pump stations associated with the pipeline.

TransCanada Heartland Pipeline Project

Location

The Heartland Pipeline is a proposed crude oil pipeline from Alberta's Industrial Heartland area to the Hardisty, Alberta hub.

Project Description

The project will consist of a 200 km long 36" pipeline designed to transport up to 900,000 barrels of crude oil a day; pump stations are proposed at two sites along the route

Capital Cost

Approximately $600 million

Status

The regulatory application was approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator in May 2015; a three year extension has been granted by the AER so the licences now expire in May 2019; construction is not expected in the immediate future; an update on timing will be available in 2017; communications with stakeholders and Aboriginal communities remains ongoing

TransCanada TC Terminals

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

The TC Terminals project is a tank terminal facility under construction in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. It will include six crude oil storage tanks with a total storage capacity of up to 1.9 million barrels, and will provide crude oil batch accumulation and terminal services.

Capital Cost

Approximately $300 million

Status

Construction began in summer 2014 with site clearing and grading. Construction expected to be complete and the facility in service in 2017.

Value Creation Inc – Value Chain Solutions Heartland Complex

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

175,000 barrel/day diluted bitumen upgrader and refinery

Capital Cost

Under review

Status

Construction was suspended in 2008. In June 2016, Value Creation Inc submitted to Alberta Energy Regulator an amendment application for the project. It was proposed to remove one of the three phases of the upgrader. In its place, Clean Oil Refining units are added to further process the product into high quality diesel, hydrotreated naphtha and a premium synthetic crude oil. A separate Tank Farm application to the AER will also be submitted.

Deferred or Withdrawn Projects

BA Energy (Value Creation)

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

260,000 barrel/day diluted bitumen upgrader

Captial Cost

Under review

Status

Construction suspended in 2008; commercial and engineering work continues with the view to recommence the project

Fort Hills Energy Ltd Partnership

Location

Sturgeon County

Project Description

350,000 barrel/day bitumen upgrader

Captial Cost

Unknown

Status

A joint venture between Suncor, Total and Teck Cominco; merger between Suncor and Petro-Canada completed in August 2009; project has received all regulatory approvals from ERCB and Alberta Environment; future construction is dependent on review currently underway at Suncor regarding the timing of their bitumen extraction and upgrading assets; the sale of UTS's 20% share of the Fort Hills project to Total E&P Canada has been completed.

Kinder Morgan

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

Sulphur forming and handling facility

Captial Cost

$50 - $60 million

Status

Project deferred

King Tech Maple Resources

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

Spent catalyst recovery

Captial Cost

Unknown

Status

Project deferred

Sasol

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

The gas-to-liquids facility would convert natural gas into high-quality transportation fuels and petrochemical feedstocks

Captial Cost

Multi billion

Status

Project feasibility study completed in 2012; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted to Alberta government in May 2013; purchased 526 hectare project site in Strathcona County from Total E&P Canada in September 2013

StatOil Canada Ltd

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

240,000 barrel/day bitumen upgrader

Captial Cost

$14.4 billion

Status

Company withdrew regulatory application in 2008

Tervita Corporation

Location

Lamont County

Project Description

Sulphur forming and shipping facility

Captial Cost

$30 million

Status

Regulatory approval received in August 2009; construction will depend on timing and construction of upgraders in the Heartland area

Total E&P Canada

Location

Strathcona County

Project Description

295,000 barrel/day bitumen upgrader

Captial Cost

$7 - 9 billion

Status

Project deferred; joint venture announced in December 2010 with Suncor to proceed with projects in the Fort McMurray area instead; received ERCB approval in September 2010