The Sunday Creek Terminal Expansion facility, located in the Christina Lake area of northern Alberta, was built to support production growth from the Christina Lake oil sands project operated by Cenovus Energy Inc. and jointly owned with ConocoPhillips. The expansion included the development of a new site adjacent to the existing terminal, construction of a new 350,000-barrel tank with associated piping, pumps and measurement equipment, as well as civil construction work for a future tank. Total manhours for this project were roughly 200,000 including both direct and subcontractor.
Whaler was the general contractor for both the 1E and 1F portions of the terminal expansion. Our scope included three 2000hp vertical pumps, 900m of dual underground 36” pipelines to the existing facility, 200m of 42” underground pipe from the pumps to the new storage tank, new foam building and associated piping for the tank and new facility, setting of the new MCC, 800m of cable trench from the existing substation to the new MCC, over 2km of buried ground grid around our new installations. Our 1F scope consisted of 350m of 24” underground pipe which tied into Cenovus’ Christina Lake Facility, installation of a new meter manifold, new prover and multiple tie-ins across the facility.
Whaler collaborated with internal resources to complete the Fabrication, Civil & Mechanical Scope.