In Alberta, we are delivering major projects in thermal heavy oil production and mineable oil sands for Nexen, Devon, Suncor, StatoilHydro, MEG Energy, Total and Shell. We are also currently working on the first three expansions of Shell’s Albian project, with construction completions scheduled from 2009 to 2017.
To carry the increased production to markets, Calgary and Edmonton offices are completing major pipeline and pipeline facilities projects for Enbridge, TransCanada Pipelines and Suncor. Calgary and Toronto offices are currently engaged in the delivery of the resulting downstream projects with Consumer Co Op and Suncor. In Sarnia, WorleyParsons continues to deliver asset management services to the refining and petrochemical industry while aggressively diversifying their service offering to the upstream and midstream hydrocarbon markets and the power sector.
Demand for Improve services continues to be strong, including longstanding relationships with Syncrude, Petro-Canada, Shell, Suncor, Imperial Oil and Talisman; newer alliances with BP and TransCanada Pipelines; and emerging opportunities for new plants as they complete construction.
Power & Nuclear
Our Power business in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver continues to grow. Current projects include EPCM services for EPCOR and TransAlta; engineering services for OPG Nuclear and Bruce Power; and a variety of projects using combined cycle steam technology and simple cycle gas turbines. Renewable energy projects, such as Plutonic Power’s Run of River project and OPG’s Coal-to-Biomass Conversion Project, are becoming an increasingly larger part of our business.
Minerals & Metals
In Minerals & Metals, demand is improving in iron ore and copper due to the global stimulus program but is lagging in nickel and alumina / aluminum. We are aggressively pursuing Improve opportunities in the Sudbury basin. In the near term, potential exists in potash developments being planned in Saskatchewan with over $ 6 bn spend over the next few years. Work share opportunities exist on copper smelter developments in Chile, Mexico, Indonesia and Peru; iron ore projects in Brazil; plus phosphate developments in Florida and Guinea.
The demand for our Infrastructure capability is growing steadily in both the resource and public infrastructure sectors. Recent project wins include marine terminal development work on the Vale Inco Long Harbour project, and a number of smaller assignments for local terminals in Vancouver. Our Canadian group continues to support projects internationally with strong prospects for new facilities in Abu Dhabi and Cuba. Project work in the Canadian Arctic and in waste management is strengthening as the government stimulus packages begin to take effect.
New oil sands projects and operating facilities continue to be the primary drivers of environmental business in western Canada. Growth in this area is offset by a reduction in customer spending on restoration work as a result of the recession. Emerging opportunities have resulted from acquisitions within the petroleum industry that are driving assessment and management work associated with contaminated sites. Our environmental businesses in Ontario and British Columbia continue to benefit from multi-CSG service opportunities.
CoSyn recently renewed the Improve contract with Syncrude for another five years building on an 18-year relationship based on sustained performance and trust. CoSyn has several major projects in house as well as a base load of small projects, rapid development projects and support services. CoSyn is responsible for providing a broad range of engineering and project services – all work performed by CoSyn is for our one and only customer, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Employing over 500 staff, CoSyn supports Syncrude operations in Fort McMurray, Alberta from our offices in Edmonton and from our site office located at the Syncrude facility.