Fluor on Wednesday was chosen by Shell as the engineering,
procurement and construction contractor for the
Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS)
project at the Athabasca oil sands development in Alberta,
The Quest project is being built on behalf of the Athabasca
Oil Sands Project joint venture owners, which include Shell,
Chevron and Marathon Oil, with support from the Canadian and
The value of the contract was not disclosed. It will go in
Fluors 2012 third-quarter bookings.
Shells confidence in choosing Fluor as its EPC
contractor for this first-of-its-kind CCS project is a testament to our
long-term, successful business relationships established by
building Shell projects in Canada and throughout
the world, said Peter Oosterveer, president Fluors
energy and chemicals business.
Fluor has more than two decades of experience with carbon capture technologies and the
Canadian oil sands, so this unique opportunity will demonstrate
our project execution abilities to bring clean energy to the
marketplace, he continued.
The use of CCS technology will allow our customers
to address their carbon footprint and sustainability needs.
The Athabasca project produces bitumen, which is
piped to Shells Scotford upgrader. Fluor will provide
full EPC services, using its patented third-generation modular
execution approach for the 1.1 million tpy facility at the
Scotford upgrader site near Edmonton, Alberta.
Captured carbon dioxide will be sent about 80
kilometers from the facility via underground pipeline to an
underground storage site.
Fluor noted that it has been providing preliminary services
and front-end engineering and design for Quest since 2009.