Oil Sands - Project Engineering

Allnorth has provided multiple engineering services for oils sands projects since 2006. On this project, Allnorth provided integrated structural, mechanical, and civil engineering design services. This involved designing multiple project components, including rigid foundations that eliminated the need for piled foundations; modular buildings to maximize off-site fabrication of 6 booster pumping stations; roads and work sites; mechanical equipment; piping layouts; and two emergency dump ponds.

Subsequent work involved completing geotechnical testing and survey works on the extraction and tailings area of the site. In addition, Allnorth completed a Quality Assurance (QA) survey and supplied engineering survey requirements, which included completing and processing excavation permits and creating and maintaining a control network site-wide.

These projects were successfully completed by working closely with the client and as part of the overall project team. 

  • Civil, structural, and mechanical engineering
  • Materials testing, including aggregate, compaction, concrete, and asphalt
  • Geotechnical assessments
  • Surveying
  • Quality Control

About this oil and gas project

This project is located approximately 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Services in this project

Civil Engineering

Allnorth has the personnel and resources to effectively manage entire projects from concept to construction.

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Materials Testing

Allnorth provides on-site and office-based materials testing services that complement our construction management and surveying services. Using mobile testing laboratories, Allnorth’s technicians conduct standard tests for concrete, asphalt, and aggregates and soils.

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Structural Engineering

Allnorth provides comprehensive structural engineering design services for industrial, commercial, and municipal clients. We design short- and long-span bridge structures; municipal, industrial, and commercial buildings; and temporary construction works.

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Our experienced team of professional and technical survey staff use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS, robotic total stations, CADD On Site, and 3D laser scanning to support projects in a variety of industries.

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