The MacKay River project is located 60 km northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Increased in situ production is a key part of Suncor’s plans to increase bitumen supply while reducing costs and impact on the environment.
Suncor's in-situ project is located on leases known as "Firebag". The Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology uses underground wells to inject steam into the oil
Suncor is the first Alberta oil sands company to convert a tailings pond to a stable surface solid enough to be re-vegetated.
An electric shovel at the Fort Hills site (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).
The Burrard Products Terminal straddles the Burnaby-Port Coquitlam border in British Columbia.