Spanish firm Tecnicas Reunidas has been awarded a contract by Fort Hills Energy L.P. for a cogeneration plant at Fort Hills oil sands mining project located in Alberta’s Athabasca region, 90 km north of Fort McMurray.
Fort Hills Energy, a partnership between Suncor Energy (40.8%), Total E&P Canada Ltd. (39.2%) and Teck Resources Limited (20.0%) is developing the Fort Hills oil sands mining project with a planned production of 180,000 barrels per day of bitumen.
Técnicas Reunidas will execute the project on a turnkey basis and is the engineering, procurement, construction contractor.
The project will comprise two 85 MW gas turbines, two steam production heat recovery steam generators and all the related auxiliary systems for its interconnection with the utilities system of the Fort Hills oil sands mine. The contract has a value of approximately C$250 million and the cogeneration project is expected to be completed in 31 months.