To facilitate increasing market demand, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is creating a major storage and distribution terminal at Carseland, near Calgary, to service its markets in Southern Alberta and the BC interior.
Initial storage capacity is 141,000 m3 (880,000 barrels) and throughput will be one billion litres per year (over 17,000 barrels per day). FCL plans to double that in future by adding more facilities. Ausenco was awarded the detailed engineering and construction support work in 2009 and construction was largely completed by the end of 2012.
Throughout the project, which required over 60,000 hours, Ausenco provided some innovative designs and worked with the construction contractor and suppliers to optimise equipment and minimise change orders, resulting in substantial savings for FCL.
Ausenco continues to work with FCL on mechanical completion and pre-commissioning activities, with start-up planned for mid-2013.