Greenfield Heavy Oil Tailings Pond Operation with Mature Fine Tailings (MFT) Drying Plants

INDUSTRIES
  • Water / Wastewater
  • Oil Sands & Heavy Oil
SERVICES
  • Project Management
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Field Networks/Process ControlNetworks
  • Electrical Design
  • Drafting
  • Document Management
  • Detailed Engineering
  • DCS
  • Controls Commissioning Services
  • Construction Package Development
  • Construction Management
TECHNOLOGIES
  • Project Management
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Field Networks/Process ControlNetworks
  • Electrical Design
  • Drafting
  • Document Management
  • Detailed Engineering
  • DCS
  • Controls Commissioning Services
  • Construction Package Development
  • Construction Management

The Challenge

The client operates an oil sands facility located in northeast Alberta. The client had a need to build a series of MFT drying plants to reclaim water, reduce the expansion of, and reduce the environmental footprint of their tailings ponds. These plants operate far from the main facilities and do not have access to power lines.

Autopro's Role

Autopro provided full scope of engineering services, which included:

  • Project management
  • Document control
  • Procurement
  • Electrical power system design (including ETAP power system modeling, grounding, and Arc Flash studies)
  • HVAC design
  • Indoor and outdoor lighting design 
  • Instrumentation design and documentation
  • Control system design 
  • Control narrative development and software programming
  • Graphics development and implementation
  • Construction management, commissioning, and startup support 

Success Criteria

All systems were successfully started up and commissioned starting in 2010 and ending in 2012.

The project successfully met all key milestones and project objectives set forth in the contract. The project was delivered on time and on budget and met the client’s standards and technical requirements.

Project Metrics

Project Completion Date