The Firebag oil sands site in the Athabasca region of Alberta encompasses more than 30 -square -miles. As a preferred contractor for the client, AECOM has provided facility construction services for every major oil sands project at Firebag for more than a decade.

Recently, AECOM provided construction, module fabrication, construction and pre-commissioning services for steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facilities, which are used to extract bitumen from the oil sands. We also have provided design, construction and commissioning for a natural gas-fired cogeneration plant, which generates steam for the SAGD facilities. In addition, our work at the site has included well pads and water treatment facilities, construction of the desulfurization unit and ongoing maintenance services.

AECOM also provides on-site maintenance, as well as turnaround services for a variety of systems, equipment, and large-scale components. AECOM also manages and executes sustaining capital projects.