PCL Energy Inc. (formerly Monad Industrial Constructors Inc.) was contracted by ConocoPhillips for the installation of 23 kilometers (14.3 mi.) of above-ground pipelines that connected two well pads to the central processing plant at the Surmont steam-assisted gravity drainage plant. PCL Energy’s scope of work included the erection of pipe rack structural steel, prefabrication of pipe spools, installation of insulation, and installation and testing of piping systems for fuel gas, produced gas, steam, and emulsion. The project team also provided and installed equipment modules for water and disposal wells located some distance from the central plant.
This plant is located 80 kilometers (49.7 mi.) south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and was, at the time, accessible only via gravel roads. PCL Energy has extensive experience working in remote locations in Western Canada, and the team was able to attract resources to the project and manage the logistics of transporting materials and personnel to the site. PCL Energy leveraged its experience as a mechanical general contractor and utilized long-term relationships to work with top-tier subcontractors and gain the best value for the client.