Resource Development

Fort Hills Oil Sands Project, Wood Buffalo, AB


Project owner: Suncor Energy Inc., Tech Resources Ltd., Total E&P Canada Ltd.

Date: January 2012-2018

Total cost: $15-17 billion


CLAC-represented companies: Basilian Industrial Services Ltd., Brock Canada Field Services Ltd., Callisto Construction Ltd., Canonbie Contracting Ltd., FAM Canada Inc., Heavy North Construction Ltd., Integral Energy Services Ltd., JVD Installations Inc., KBR Wabi Ltd., Ledcor CMI Ltd., Ledcor Foundations Ltd.,  Ledcor Industrial Alberta Inc., Ledcor Pipe & Infrastructure Inc., Ledcor Site Services Ltd., Nason Contracting Group Ltd., One Call Locators Canada Inc., PCL Energy Inc., Redi Energy Services, Skyway Canada Limited, Tarpon Construction Management Ltd., Westwood Electric Ltd., Willbros Construction Services (Canada) L.P.


CLAC members at peak: 6,000


Scope: This open-pit mine, located in Alberta’s oil-rich Athabasca region, will produce 194,000 barrels per day once it is fully operational and has an expected lifespan of 50+ years. CLAC members built nearly all of the mine’s processing facilities from start to finish. This included


  • Deep underground works and utilities
  • Primary extraction facility
  • Secondary extraction facility
  • Tailings containment
  • Cogeneration plant
  • Telecommunications
  • Froth export station
  • Main administrative building
  • Ore processing plant