Voyageur Project




2004 - 2013



Suncor’s Voyageur Upgrader was an oilsands project located in Fort McMurray near the older Suncor Millennium Upgrader site. Once complete, the upgrader was to have a 240,000 barrels per day production capacity. Bantrel was commissioned in 2004 to provide front-end engineering, engineering and procurement services for the Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) and Utilities and Offsites (U & O) areas. We were later awarded the full engineering, procurement and construction scope for the DCU.

The project included six coke drums, which at 32 feet in diameter were the largest ever designed and procured in Alberta. Initial construction work for the DCU was executed by Bantrel Constructors Co. (BCC), which completed a significant portion of piling, excavation and concrete work prior to the project’s safe moding 2010. 

Suncor re-started the project in 2011 and commissioned Bantrel to provide EP services for both the DCU and U&O areas. In March 2013, Suncor announced the cancellation of the Voyageur Project.

Study through EPC services for grassroots oil sands upgrading project for a 218,000 bpsd capacity increase including:
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Utilities and Offisites including interconnecting piperacks, water systems, waste water treatment, utility boiler and flare and tankage
  • Early works infrastructure

Services Provided

  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction

Completed By

  • Bantrel Constructors Co.
  • Bantrel Co.
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