Cogen plant for Canadian mining operation

A Canadian mining project under development is set to include a 170 MW cogeneration plant.

The Fort Hills oil sands mining project (pictured) in Alberta’s Athabasca region is planned to produce 180,000 barrels of bitumen per day. It is being developed by Fort Hills Energy, a partnership between Suncor Energy, Total E&P Canada Ltd and Teck Resources Ltd.

The partnership has awarded a C$250 million (US$225 million) turnkey contract to Spanish EPC firm Técnicas Reunidas to build the cogeneration plant. The contract includes engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning. Técnicas Reunidas will install two 85 MW gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and the related auxiliary systems for interconnection with the mine’s utility system.

The project is planned to be completed in 31 months.

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