Suncor Energy Coke Fired Boiler Replacement Project

Suncor Energy Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of two new natural gas fired cogeneration units capable of producing 700 megawatts of power located at the Suncor Base Plant, approximately 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Once the natural gas fired cogeneration units are operational, the three existing coke-fired boilers within the Base Plant footprint would be decommissioned. Project components would include two cogeneration units for steam/electrical production and supporting structures including a pump house, an electrical building, a new 260 kilovolts substation within plant facilities, a natural gas supply pipeline, and two new transmission lines to export electricity from the plant.

Latest update

February 1, 2018 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its environmental assessment determination and decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project is not required.



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  • Location

    • 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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