Oil Sands open pit mining

Title: Oil Sands open pit mining

Description
Loading huge 240 to 380 tonne trucks using shovels with buckets that hold 100 tonnes, the mine delivers about 500,000 tonnes of oil sand per day to the ore preparation plants.
Keywords
oil sand, truck, heavy hauler, shovel, open pit mining, Fort McMurray, Albeta
Dimensions
1971 px width by 1997 px height
Resolution
300 x 303
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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 mining electric shovel

An electric shovel at the Fort Hills site (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).

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 Ore Preparation Plant slurry

From the ore preparation plant surge bin, three conveyers feed bitumen to the rotary breaker building (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 secondary extraction

A solvent recovery unit and froth settling unit are two parts of the secondary 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).