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Syncrude 2022 Project Mâmawi

We’ll complete our 2022 Project Mâmawi scope safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople like you.

Project Mâmawi is a planned maintenance event on Syncrude’s 8-1 Coker and associated process units. About 2,200 craft personnel will be required to execute this project.

Pre-work and related events commenced in March 2022 for select trades with the main event taking place mid-July, 2022. Craft personnel will be working 10-hour shifts, while those supporting the Critical Path will be on 12-hour shifts; unless otherwise required.

Posted on March 25, 2022
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Two become one

It’s been two months since long-standing neighbours and oil sands pioneers, Suncor and Syncrude, joined in commerce matrimony. The two companies officially became one on Sept. 30, 2021—a critical step towards driving greater integration, efficiencies and competitiveness across all Suncor-operated assets in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB).

Posted on December 2, 2021
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Syncrude fall maintenance work may increase potential for odours

Syncrude is aware of an increase in odours in the local region during the last week. We take odour concerns seriously and all reports are investigated.

Posted on October 8, 2021
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Syncrude readies for historic ‘retirement’ of dam

It’s a “retirement” nearly 10 years in the making after almost 40 years of service. And it marks a significant milestone for Syncrude and the oil sands industry.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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New technology tested to dredge bitumen from Base Mine Lake

From a mine pit to a tailings pond to an industry-first commercial demonstration of a pit lake, Base Mine Lake has gone through a series of changes over the years.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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The science beneath the surface of Base Mine Lake

To the untrained eye, Base Mine Lake looks like an unremarkable body of water with the sole oddity of having mechanical falcons and other noise-makers floating on buoys to deter waterfowl from landing on its surface.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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Reservoir untapped for 2021 due to limited storage capacity

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Dallas Heisler understood the importance of water from an early age.
“Water is prized given the prominence of farming where I grew up,” says Dallas, Syncrude’s Pit Lake Co-ordinator. “But we also recognize the value of water in the Wood Buffalo region. While agriculture isn’t a major industry here, the lakes, rivers and wetlands are very important. People want them to be protected. That’s no different than back home.”

Posted on August 31, 2021
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The beauty beneath the fen

The beauty of Sandhill Fen is more than skin deep. It goes deeper than the beauty of the plants and animals that thrive in its carefully designed wetland valleys and forested hills. It penetrates some 60 metres below the surface landscape, where a Syncrude-developed technology enabled the use of oil sands mine tailings to fill this former mine pit back up to grade. In fact, the Fen and its surrounding watershed is the oil sands industry’s first example of mine reclamation over a foundation of treated tailings.

Posted on July 8, 2021
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Shane and his team boost our bottom line.

As the final product touch point, hydrotreaters are critical units in Syncrude’s upgrading process—and ensuring they continue to run optimally is of vital importance. That’s where Shane Bissonnette and the rest of the Hydroprocessing team come in.

Posted on June 30, 2021
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New season, new calves

For some, the herd at Beaver Creek Wood Bison Ranch are a sight to behold as one of North America’s largest land mammals. For those who are involved in running the ranch it’s more than a sight. It’s a connection to the land and to the iconic symbol that bison has become for Syncrude.

Posted on June 30, 2021
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Syncrude 2022 Project Mâmawi

We’ll complete our 2022 Project Mâmawi scope safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople like you.

Project Mâmawi is a planned maintenance event on Syncrude’s 8-1 Coker and associated process units. About 2,200 craft personnel will be required to execute this project.

Pre-work and related events commenced in March 2022 for select trades with the main event taking place mid-July, 2022. Craft personnel will be working 10-hour shifts, while those supporting the Critical Path will be on 12-hour shifts; unless otherwise required.

Posted on March 26, 2022

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The road to improvement: champions improve haul tire life at Mildred Lake

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness” wrote Seneca the Younger, a Roman philosopher. Roughly 2,000 years later, Diana Naca-Rowsell can relate to the Stoic philosopher’s advice after spending more than 13 years operating heavy equipment on the haul roads at Syncrude.

Posted on June 28, 2021

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Friction welding takes metal wear to the leading edge

When Dustin Stuyt and his team sought solutions to extend the life of tertiary sizer teeth in Syncrude’s ore crushing units, they looked internally to the Research and Development department for ideas.

Posted on June 22, 2021

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Building better bridges to post-secondary education

Connections either big or small, direct or indirect, matter. For one Fort McMurray Catholic Schools student, a connection Syncrude made means his future is looking up and bright.

Robbie Buffalo, a Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, says he’s looking forward to going to university to pursue his dream.

Posted on June 11, 2021

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Syncrude investigates fatality at its Aurora site

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 6, Syncrude emergency crews responded to an incident involving an employee operating an excavator at its Aurora site. Unfortunately, the employee was fatally injured despite emergency response efforts. No other workers were injured.

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Warren’s innovation will help reclaim tailings ponds faster.

Warren Zubot is leading the team behind an exciting innovation that’s targeting faster, more e?ective reclamation of tailings areas.

Posted on May 28, 2021

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