Global reach, local delivery
In 2013, a Canadian energy company sought a single organization to deliver engineering, procurement and construction services on one of the largest projects in its history. Located in the heart of Alberta’s oil sands, the project is expected to recover 1.7 billion barrels of bitumen over its projected 50-plus year lifespan.
By the end of 2015, WorleyParsonsCord will have successfully completed the field construction component of this project ahead of schedule. The scope has included eight steam-assisted gravity drainage well pads and approximately 15 kilometers of gathering system pipelines that will ultimately help the site produce 35,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day.
This project exemplifies global project delivery. The engineering and design leveraged collaboration between WorleyParsons offices in Beijing and Calgary, and the prefabricated steel and piping components were shipped to WorleyParsonsCord’s Edmonton Module Yard from a facility in Qingdao, China. At the yard, these pieces were used to construct modules that, upon completion, underwent quality and turnover finalization before being transported to the project site several hours away. Once on site, WorleyParsonsCord crews completed the construction.
By providing an integrated team, and by utilizing our global reach, we have demonstrated our ability to successfully deliver EPC services on large-scale projects. This proven EPC track record will be particularly vital in the coming years as our industry looks to shift further towards this delivery model when developing new projects.