The project is located on land approximately 45km north-east of Edmonton, immediately west of Agrium’s Redwater fertilizer operation in Sturgeon County.
The location offers numerous advantages, including close proximity to major crude oil and diluent pipelines, established infrastructure, and a stable and skilled regional work force. Further, there are several opportunities for by-product synergies with other industrial plants in Alberta's Industrial Heartland.
This location is also ideal to form a foundation for future eco-industrial development based on essential feedstocks produced from upgrading and refining bitumen. We expect the products we produce will encourage the development of downstream petrochemical industries.
The Partnership has already completed a number of important and time-consuming steps, including regulatory approvals, front end engineering and procurement of long lead, crucial equipment. The Phase 1 Construction Sanction was announced November 8, 2012 and site grading and early civil construction began Spring 2013. Commissioning of Phase 1 is targeted to commence in the second half of 2016.