Local 63 Project Update
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Local 63 Project Update

Here's a look at what Local 63 members are doing across the province.

In the greater Edmonton region, PCL Energy Inc. has completed work on the Milner Power Station in Grande Cache and is approaching completion on another key industrial project at Cascade Power in Edson. It continues work at the Capital Power project in Genesee, where it is expected to ramp down slowly throughout 2024.

Meanwhile, Kiewit Energy Construction Co. ULC continues its construction on the SHRED project at the Strathcona Refinery. Woodland Constructors Ltd. is performing preliminary civil work at both the new Air Products and DOW projects.

As for members working in maintenance, PCL Energy continues to provide shutdown work as well as long term maintenance at the Suncor refinery in Edmonton. Heartland Constructors Inc. has maintenance work at Shell Scotford, and WorleyCord Energy Solutions Ltd. is performing long term maintenance work at IPL.

In the commercial sector, PCL Builders Inc. is currently working on a wastewater treatment facility, Weston Construction Alberta Ltd. has work building the LRT in West Edmonton, and Nason Contracting Group Ltd. is building four major schools, a new drug research facility, and the expansion of Capital Health in Millwoods.

CLAC-signatory companies continue to be steadily busy in the Wood Buffalo region. The Suncor Power Cogeneration Units project that Ledcor and Integral Energy Services Ltd. are currently engaged in is nearly complete. The new CoGen units will generate approximately 800 megawatts of reliable, low-cost, low-carbon power supplied to Alberta’s power grid, reducing emissions associated with steam production at the Suncor Base Plant by approximately 25 percent.

Heartland Constructors Inc. remains steady with 1,000-plus members performing steady-state maintenance at five plants in the region while adding significant crew numbers during shutdowns at those same facilities. Other contractors are also steady with plant and pipe maintenance, shutdowns, and small project work.

This past fall was a season of collective agreement renewals. Every year has its share of contract renewals, but fall 2023 seemed to have had many more than usual.

The workload going into 2024 seems as busy as 2023 with the possibility of more to come. But overall, 2024 appears to be the calm before the storm as we prepare for a very busy 2025 and 2026 with major projects lined up such as DOW, Air Products, Shell-Polaris as well as significant mod-yard work connected to these jobs and other out of province projects.

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