Client / IDL Projects Inc.
Construction Cost / $1.2 Billion

Project Description

The JACOS Hangingstone Expansion Project consists of a central processing facility and new production wells, along with supporting pipelines and roadways. The Expansion Project is located 53 km South of Fort McMurray along Highway 63 and will have a production capacity of up to 30,000 Barrels of Bitumen per day.

RAM Engineering Role

RAM was retained by IDL Projects Inc. to work on their site preparation contract, which included deep underground utilities, foundation excavations and back-fill, as well as site remediation. RAM’s role is to setup and maintain the job’s costing and reporting system, as well as assist with work phase planning.

Project Challenges

Some challenges faced with our scope were:

  • Implementing a new costing system and software. This required trials, training of the project staff and modification to existing systems in order to optimize tracking and reporting
  • Complex construction phasing along with extreme winter conditions and an accelerated schedule.