This fast track retrofit project was necessary to facilitate the transfer of high sulphur products between the Prince George refinery and the Lloydminster upgrader, due to the late start of the low sulphur fuels initiative at Prince George.
The Ausenco utilisation study of the existing Prince George rail and truck loading/offloading facilities determined that a new loading facility was needed.
The design required consideration for long term use and coordination with a number of neighbours and stakeholders. The detailed design and construction window was only three months.
The project scope included the addition of a new truck/rail loading rack compete with a deluge fire protection system, two new rail spurs and 1,100 lineal-feet of above ground interconnecting pipe rack. A vapor recovery system including a temporary blower and thermal oxidiser was designed for an existing API storage tank, converted to gasoline storage. The project also included the design, procurement and installation of several sales and transfer pumps and miscellaneous underground drain tanks.