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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract on oil sands project in Alberta

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January 3, 2012 by Canada Newswire

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by MacKay Operating Corp. to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the MacKay River Central Plant Project.

The central processing plant will be designed to process 35,000 barrels per day of bitumen steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) production. The central plant will be located approximately 40 km west of Fort McMurray, Alta.

The engineering phase is underway and construction is scheduled to begin in Q3 2012. The expected mechanical completion date for the construction is 2014.

MacKay Operating Corp. (MOC) is a Calgary-based joint venture between the subsidiaries of PetroChina Company Limited (60 per cent) and Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. (40 per cent).  

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