As the largest single project executed in the history of PCL Energy Inc. (formerly Monad Industrial Constructors Inc.), the Keystone Oil Pipeline project was monumental for this project team. After sixteen months of construction, labor had surpassed 600,000 hours and construction activities had stretched across 300 kilometers (186 mi.).
PCL Energy’s scope of work on the project included construction of the Alberta Group 1 pump stations. It was the largest of four facilities contracts awarded in Canada, and included a storage/transfer terminal, five pump stations, and one interconnecting pump station.
PCL Energy overcame the logistical challenges associated with transporting personnel, equipment, and materials to five separate sites between Hardisty and Bindloss, Alberta. The team’s ability to manage this scope across vast distances allowed the client to focus their efforts on commissioning and start-up activities