The Fort Hills central substation handles transmission and distribution of power (2016).
Cogeneration, a highly efficient technology, generates electricity from what would otherwise be waste heat. The cogeneration facility has a total capacity of 180 megawatts (2016).
A solvent recovery unit and froth settling unit are two parts of the secondary extraction process (2016).
Fort Hills’ main administration building can accommodate up to 295 people during their day-to-day work activities.
An electric shovel at the Fort Hills site (2016).
The Fort Hills ore preparation plant accepts raw bitumen and prepares it for further processing. Shown here are the sizer conveyors and surge bin (2016).
At primary extraction, bitumen is combined with hot water separating the oil from the sand. This plant is the first step in the extraction process (2016).
A hydraulic shovel places overburden in a haul truck at the Fort Hills site. When operational, shovels will collect bitumen for haul trucks to take the product to the ore preparation plant (2016).