Fort Hills mining electric shovel

Fort Hills

Title: Fort Hills mining electric shovel

Description
An electric shovel at the Fort Hills site (2016).
Keywords
Fort Hills, mining, excavator, electric shovel, oil sands
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2048 px width by 1496 px height
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300 x 224
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Fort Hills main administration building

Fort Hills’ main administration building can accommodate up to 295 people during their day-to-day work activities.

Fort Hills central substation

The Fort Hills central substation handles transmission and distribution of power (2016).

Fort Hills cogeneration facility

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).

Fort Hills secondary extraction

A solvent recovery unit and froth settling unit are two parts of the secondary extraction process (2016).

Fort Hills Ore Preparation Plant crushers

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).

Fort Hills primary extraction

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).

Fort Hills mining trucks

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).

Fort Hills Mount Logan Lodge

The entrance to Mount Logan lodge at Fort Hills leads to a cafeteria, fitness centre, and over 1,243 guest rooms (2016).