Major Project Updates for the Month of September 2019

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Major Project Updates for the Month of September 2019

A monthly update of recently added, under construction, and completed projects in the Alberta Major Projects Inventory.

Recently Added

10 projects were recently added with a combined value of $18.2B for the month of September 2019

Telus Infrastructure Upgrades (Province wide) - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Telus-Infrastructure-Upgrades-Province-wide/3921
According to Telus, $16 billion will be invested in Alberta through the next five years to give Albertans better access to healthcare technology; connect more homes, businesses, and schools to PureFibre; support increased IoT capabilities and [Read More]

Suncor Power Cogeneration Units - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Suncor-Power-Cogeneration-Units/3918
Suncor will build two cogeneration units at its base plant, to replace coke-fired boilers and provide steam generation for oil extraction and upgrading activities. The cogeneration units will also be connected to the main electricity grid and can [Read More]

Riverfront Landing Mixed Use Development - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Riverfront-Landing-Mixed-Use-Development/3924
The proposed project will see a mixed-use village containing 28 and 26 storey towers along Bellerose Drive overlooking the Sturgeon River.

Fibre Optic Network Expansion - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Fibre-Optic-Network-Expansion/3922
Telus plans to expand it's fibre optic network to reach 90% of homes and businesses in St Albert and Sturgeon County communities by the end of 2020. Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2019.

Rossdale Redevelopment (Rivers Crossing) - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Rossdale-Redevelopment-Rivers-Crossing/3915
The project would revitalize the Rossdale district, and site of the former Rossdale power plant. The budget would create new streets, sewers and open spaces while also including initial renovation work on the power plant.

The project was [Read More]

Greenview Geothermal Power Plant - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Greenview-Geothermal-Power-Plant/3916
The proposed geothermal power plant will be the first large -scale geothermal facility in the province. The $58-million project has received $25.45-million in funding through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Nearly 200 workers will be employed [Read More]

Points West Living Red Deer Expansion - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Points-West-Living-Red-Deer-Expansion/3923
Points West Living will add 150 assisted living units (75 long-term care, 75 dementia care) to the north side of its existing 139 unit facility. Project is located at 6950 Taylor Drive and is estimated to be complete in 2021.

The Theodore Residential Development - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/The-Theodore-Residential-Development/3917
Construction of a 10 storey, 115 unit apartment complex in Calgary. Ground-level will feature retail spaces, and the building will include a 2 storey underground parkade.

Polykar Plastics Manufacturing Facility - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Polykar-Plastics-Manufacturing-Facility/3919
According to Polykar, the new facility will add approximately 30 million pounds of production capacity and expand the company’s reach and expertise to serve the retail, commercial, and institutional sectors.

The proposed location is just north [Read More]

Blackfalds Multi-Plex Expansion Project - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Blackfalds-Multi-Plex-Expansion-Project/3920
The expansion project will see the addition of a second ice rink, which will include seating for over 1200.

Under Construction

5 projects with a combined value of $4.7B are now under construction for the month of September 2019

Integrated Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene Plant - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Integrated-Propane-Dehydrogenation-and-Polypropylene-Plant/1940
This plant could consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane and produce up to 550,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene. This product would be shipped globally in pellet form. The complex is expected to create 150 permanent full-time [Read More]

High Level Wood Pellet Plant - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/High-Level-Wood-Pellet-Plant/3886
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has entered into a limited partnership agreement with Tolko Industries to construct a wood pellet plant. Upon completion, it will produce 170,000 to 200,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year.

Location is not known at [Read More]

Dominion Apartment Complex - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Dominion-Apartment-Complex/3926
Construction of the dominion apartment complex will involve two 15-storey towers located in Calgary's Bridgelands neighbourhood. Each tower will contain approximately 150 units.

Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Berms - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Bragg-Creek-Flood-Mitigation-Berms/3070
The project will build a number of berms around Bragg Creek to redirect floodwaters away from residential and commercial areas. The project has $27M in funding from the provincial government and $5.2M in funding from the federal government.

Stettler Grain Terminal - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Stettler-Grain-Terminal/3925
Construction of a new 42,000 tonne grain terminal in Stettler, than is located on the CP Rail line. A railway loop track will be built that can accommodate a 150-car unit train. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.

Completed

18 projects with a combined value of $901.1M have been completed for the month of September 2019

University of Lethbridge Destination Project - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/University-of-Lethbridge-Destination-Project/360
The project has three components: A science & research building, an energy /utilities centre, and the repurposing of the existing University Hall.

The 377,000 square foot science & research building will be a place for community engagement and [Read More]

Dimsdale Gas Project - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Dimsdale-Gas-Project/3583
The Dimsdale Gas facility is comprised of sweet gas compression units and dehydrator units, which are intended to store natural gas.This facility is located within the proposed Hughes Lake Area Structure Plan. Also included will be a 30-inch 25 [Read More]

Hwy 2 interchange/Gaetz Ave - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Hwy-2-interchange-Gaetz-Ave/932
Construction of a interchange in Red Deer to improve the flow of traffic at Highway 2 and Gaetz ave. This is to be completed before the 2019 Canadian Winter Games.

Ross Sheppard High School Modernization - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ross-Sheppard-High-School-Modernization/387
Modernization of Ross Sheppard High School. The project will look to update the school, including classrooms, the gym, and the building envelope/structure.

Aurum Road Extension - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Aurum-Road-Extension/3782
Extension of Aurum Road in east Edmonton from 9 Street Northeast to 17 Street Northeast.

Huxley Grain Terminal - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Huxley-Grain-Terminal/3487
GrainsConnect (JV between Australia-based GrainCorp and Japanese co-op Zen-Noh) plans to build a 35,000 tonne elevator in Huxley, creating 12-15 full time jobs once it is operational. It will feature a 134 rail car loop, capable of loading & [Read More]

Alberta School for the Deaf Modernization - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Alberta-School-for-the-Deaf-Modernization/3309
The project will modernize the Alberta School for the Deaf. This will include interior renovations and upgrades.

Parkland RCMP Detachment - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Parkland-RCMP-Detachment/162
The facility will house police officers from Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, along with provincial and RCMP officers. The building will be 53,000 square feet upon completion.

Completion is scheduled for early Fall 2019.

Roadwork - 17551 - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Roadwork-17551/3901
The project will involve the rehabilitation of:
-Highway 2, south of Ellerslie Road to just north of Highway 216.
-Highway 628, from Highway 216 for 3 km east.
-Highway 625, 3 km east of Highway 2 to Highway 21
-Highway 814, from Highway 625 to [Read More]

Okotoks K-9 School - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Okotoks-K-9-School/2016
Construction of Okotoks K-9 school to accommodate up to 700 students, and 900 students upon further expansion.

Roadwork - 10379 - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Roadwork-10379/3900
Plans call for the rehabilitation of Highway 2 between south of highway 633, to the junction of highway 55. Rehabilitation will also take place along highway 663, through Colinton to the junction of highway 827.

Ecole J.E. LaPointe School Modernization - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ecole-J-E-LaPointe-School-Modernization/3636
The project includes the modernization of an educational facility and for the addition of a 17,000 square foot wing. Scope of work includes interior finish upgrades, including demolition of portables, re-purposing of the existing gym into CTS [Read More]

Air Canada Cargo and Support Facility - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Air-Canada-Cargo-and-Support-Facility/3756
Construction of a 50,000 square foot facility that will house Air Canada's ground support equipment and cargo teams at the Edmonton International Airport. Cargo will take up 20,000 square feet, while 30,000 square feet will be dedicated to [Read More]

St. Edmund School Modernization - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/St-Edmund-School-Modernization/3698
This project will modernize St. Edmund School in north Edmonton. The project will include replacement of the roof, replacing mechanical and electrical systems, modernizing the parking space, utility connections and landscaping.

Sandman Hotel Sherwood Park - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Sandman-Hotel-Sherwood-Park/3538
Construction of a 6 storey, 203 room hotel in Sherwood Park. The hotel will feature a lounge, and a restaurant (CHOP).

Ridgeview Lodge Replacement Building - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ridgeview-Lodge-Replacement-Building/492
Construction of a seniors lodge containing 36 single units and 4 one bedroom lodges.

Paul First Nation Reserve K-9 School - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Paul-First-Nation-Reserve-K-9-School/3597
Construction of a new K - 9 school on the Paul First Nation Reserve.

Eagle Butte High School Modernization - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Eagle-Butte-High-School-Modernization/3643
Modernization of the existing 51,940 square foot Eagle Butte High School, with the addition of a 3,229 square foot educational facility. School is located in Dunmore, and is part of the Prairie Rose School Division No. 8.

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