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Inter Pipeline Expansion

Edmonton to Fort McMurray, Alberta

The project ultimately added about 840 kilometres to the Cold Lake and Polaris pipelines, and increased network capacity between oil sands-producing regions and market hubs by an additional 850,000 barrels per day. 

Inter Pipeline’s contractor-of-choice was Aecon, in a joint venture with Robert B. Somerville (SAJV). With more than 500 kilometres of pipeline and eight ancillary facilities, this project was Aecon’s biggest pipeline project at the time.

CLIENT
Inter Pipeline

CONTRACT VALUE
$800 million

START DATE
2012

COMPLETION
2016

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549
KM OF CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

4
PUMPING STATIONS AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES

1,300
EMPLOYEES ON PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION AT PEAK

500
EMPLOYEES ON FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AT PEAK

Heavy equipment and automatic welding systems aside, building a pipeline this size in such a short period of time is an extremely labour-intensive undertaking. At the peak of activity, more than 1,300 tradespeople can be at work on the line, most of them living in one of six camps set up along the right-of-way.

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