The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has added a new exhibit of a replica Tyrannosaurus Rex named “Scotty”. Approximately 65% of Scotty’s fossilized bones were found in the early 1990’s in Canada’s Badlands. Scotty roamed the earth 70 million years ago which makes it the largest and oldest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever to roam the earth.

The display is almost two stories high and required the removal of a section of the 2nd floor to accommodate its size. Alliance Energy provided services to relocate the electrical running through the section of floor and the ceiling below. Fire alarm, sound, security camera systems, lighting and power circuitry were all affected and required relocation. New dimmable LED potlights were installed on both levels, exit fixtures were relocated and a general cleanup of the ceiling space was necessary after many years of changes within the lower area of the ceiling.

Photos courtesy of Bruce Lozinsky

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Regina, SK
General Contractor: PCL Construction Management Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Alfa Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $45,000

This project is a complete renovation of a 50,000 SQ’ historic heritage building located on College Avenue in Wascana Park. The building will be transformed to a state of the art education facility for the University of Regina. In addition to the renovation to the heritage building, the project also includes an approximate 43,000 SQ’ addition on the west end of the building.

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Regina, SK
General Contractor: Ledcor Construction Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: P3 Architecture
Electrical Budget: $5,000,000
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Cory Hazluk Lighting Replacement

Alliance Energy’s scope included the replacement of the mounting arms for 1,475 Nema 4X fixtures in nine areas of the new expansion as well as the installation of 75 station mount fixtures. These fixtures were in an operating potash mill so minimum lighting levels had to be maintained for operations staff to continue working.

Location: PCS Cory Mine
General Contractor: Alliance Energy Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: PCS Cory/AMEC
Electrical Budget: $750,000

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Allan Duct Bank Phase 1

Alliance Energy’s installed 460 lineal feet of duct bank between two existing buildings through two underground vaults.  The work also included the installation of 42 x 6″ FRE conduits and two 4/0 ground wire throughout and two conduits (1 x 5″ and 1 x 4″) in the new switchgear building.

Location: PCS Allan Mine
General Contractor: CM Management and Engineers Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: AMEC
Electrical Budget: $450,000

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Rocanville Security and Maintenance Building

This project covers a new maintenance and two-storey security building.  Alliance Energy’s scope of work included:

  • installation of lighting, branch, fire alarm, telephone and data
  • 2, 600V MCC’s, pumps, fans and MUA units
  • 600 – 120/208V 3 Phase – 11 transformers
  • 600 and 120/208V 3 Phase – 12 panels
  • new PLC/DCS panels

Location: PCS Rocanville Mine
General Contractor: Graham Construction
Electrical Engineer: AMEC
Electrical Budget: $1,250,000

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Various Locations
General Contractor: Various
Electrical Engineer: Various
Electrical Budget: $5,100,000 (combined)

This contract covered the addition of two wings and a common area for the mine site permanent camp. The addition included approximately 260 rooms in Wings E and F of the camp. Alliance Energy interconnected the modular units that were installed by Modus Modular Systems, added a kitchen addition and renovated the existing kitchen.

Alliance Energy’s scope of work included additions and modifications to the existing electrical service:

  • One 2000A 600V CDP2
  • 400A 600 V CDP4
  • 600A 120/208V CDP
  • One 800A 120/208V CDP1
  • 1000 A 120/208V CDP7
  • 600V 3P MCC multi section units
  • Four 208V 3P MCC multi section units
  • Thirty four 120/208V lighting/power panels
  • One 250 kW 600V emergency generator/transfer switch/load bank

Location: McArthur River, SK
General Contractor: Cameco
Electrical Engineer: Morrison Hershfield
Electrical Budget: $3,400,000

McArthur River Freeze Plant, Phases 3 & 5

Phase 5 of this contract included the installation of a Cimco supplied freeze plant complete with one electrical control room skid, two 800HP 4160V compressors with enclosures and two condenser units and interconnecting wiring. There was also a new pumphouse building complete with 1200A 4160V MCC, 4160V VFD’s, two 4160V 600HP pumps, one 600V 225A CDP, 120/208V panel, lighting and power. Alliance Energy supplied, installed and wired the instrumentation for both areas.

Phase 3 of this contract was to upgrade the existing brine pump system. We replaced the three 125 HP 600V pumps with two 200 HP 600V pumps and also replaced the instrumentation to suit the new piping.

Location: McArthur River, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Tetra Tach
Electrical Budget: $1,700,000

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: McArtur River, SK
General Contractor: Various
Electrical Engineer: Various
Electrical Budget: $5,100,000 (combined)
Cameco Key Lake Mechanical Services for Construction Facilities

This project included the installation of two septic tanks complete with pumps and controllers.  As well, Alliance Energy installed power and control for two potable water tanks and 1200 feet of heat trace on six liners.
Location: Key Lake, SK

General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Wardrop Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $100,000

Cameco Key Lake Priority Area #1 Dewatering Pipeline Remediation Project

Alliance Energy’s scope of work included the installation containment vaults at all bolted pipe joints on the pipeline. The project was eventually shutdown for the year due to weather.
Starting up again in the Spring of 2009, Alliance Energy began re-routing or replacing heat trace. Installation of leak detection and various instruments in the containment vaults continued.

Location: Key Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Cameco/Wardrop Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $250,000

Key Lake Substation Earthworks and Phase 1 Electrical

Alliance Energy Ltd. was contracted to supply and install the following:

  • below grade grounding and equipment ground tails
  • below grade power and control cables including 13.8 KV feeder cables
  • underground conduits and duct banks
  • below grade concrete cable trenches

Location: Key Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Wardrop Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $1,600,000

Key Lake Acid and Steam Facility

Alliance Energy completed the following scope of work:

  • Lighting and branch in a new building
  • New PLC/DCS and instrumentation (1400) throughout the new plant
  • Two new 5KV transformers and 600V distribution
  • Instrumentation, heat trace, and lighting on the tank farm (5 tanks of various sizes)
  • Fibre optic cable tied into the existing plant
  • Four new MCC’sTwo new MCC’s (all VFD’s)
  • Five new 600 – 120/208V transformers and panel
  • New UPS system

Location: Key Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Wardrop Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $4,800,000

Key Lake Barium Chloride Reagents Upgrade

Alliance Energy’s scope of work was to install 7 new instruments (flow transmitters and control valves) on the revised piping system.

Location: Key Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Wardrop Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $100,000

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Key Lake, SK
General Contractor: Various
Electrical Engineer: Various
Electrical Budget: $6,880,000 (combined)
Cigar Lake Camp Expansion

Cigar Lake is the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit.  Cameco is the operator of the Cigar Lake joint venture.  The deposit for the mine is built for reserves of more than 209.3 million pounds U3O8 at an average grade of 17.04%

Alliance Energy Ltd. was contracted to complete the installation of the following:

  • Two, 2-story dormitory wings for additional 76 sleeping quarters
  • 2 new 600 volt, 400 amp, 3 phase panels
  • 2 new 2 section 600V MCC’s
  • 2 new 75 KVA transformers
  • 2 new 120/208V, 400 amp, 3 phase panels
  • extend the existing fire alarm system
  • extend the existing telephone and TV systems

Location: Cigar Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Associated Engineering
Electrical Budget: $1,000,000

Cigar Lake Substation Modifications and Generator Installation

Alliance Energy was contracted to install a 2250kW 4160V generator and controls to disconnect the existing HV transformer and rewire the new 12/16/20 MVA 138kW to the 4160V transformer and to modify the existing cable tray, lighting and power systems to accommodate the new equipment.

Location: Cigar Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Cameco
Electrical Budget: $300,000

Cigar Lake TransGas Compressor Station C

Alliance Energy Ltd. was contracted to complete a rebuild of the compressor Building C after a fire in 2010.  This work includes new lighting, power and instrumentation utilizing rigid steel conduit, renovation of the boiler building located 30 feet south of the compressor building and installation of new and salvaged cable tray.

Location: Cigar Lake, SK
General Contractor: Tron Power Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Associated Engineering
Electrical Budget: $400,000

Cigar Lake Freeze Plant

Alliance Energy’s work included the disconnection and relocation of a modular freeze plant which consisted of five 1000 HP 4160V motors complete with enclosures, 5 condenser skids, 1 electrical building, a brine tank and three 75 HP motors on the brine pump skid.

This equipment was originally built for the Mosaic K3 mine site and was purchased by Cameco, decommissioned and relocated to Cigar Lake for reassembly. The project was changed from a lump sum bid to a T&M project due to engineering issues. We successfully completed the project on schedule and under budget.

Location: Cigar Lake, SK
General Contractor: Cameco
Electrical Engineer: Cameco
Electrical Budget: $1,000,000

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Cigar Lake, SK
General Contractor: Various
Electrical Engineer: Various
Electrical Budget: $2,700,000 (combined)
K+S Administration & Operations Buildings

The K+S Legacy Project is the first new Greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly 40 years. Located near the communities of Bethune and Findlater in the RM of Dufferin it is home to a new solution mine and production facility.

The Maintenance and Administration Buildings were developed and ultimately constructed using the Design Build model. Alliance Energy teamed with EllisDon for design and pursuit of these two unique buildings. Design included multiple consultation meetings with Amec-Foster Wheeler, who was responsible for design & project management of the Legacy Project, and the end user, K+S Potash Canada, to develop spaces and buildings that suited the environment which the buildings operates in and the activities, optimal flow of staff/visitors to site and efficiency in daily operations and maintenance.

A variety of spaces were constructed within these buildings including locker rooms, ambulance & fire truck bays, lunch rooms, office & conference rooms, site wide control room, field operations and maintenance bays. Total building footprint is approximately 130,000 square feet.

Electrical construction started in late 2014 with a peak crew size of approximately 50 workers. Substantial completion was achieved in the 1st quarter of 2016.

Location: Bethune, SK
General Contractor: EllisDon
Electrical Engineer: WSP Group
Electrical Budget: $5,000,000

K+S Well Pads 6&7

Alliance Energy installed a complete electrical and instrumentation system installation for Wellpad #6 and Wellpad #7 at the K+S Legacy Minesite. The Wellpad buildings consist of a tank farm, well heads and a process building. The project schedule was extremely condensed and multiple shifts were required to achieve the production dates successfully while maintaining high standards in safety and quality.

Location: Bethune, SK
General Contractor: PCL Construction Management Inc.
Electrical Engineer: AMEC
Electrical Budget: $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Bethune, SK
General Contractor: Various
Electrical Engineer: Various
Electrical Budget: $9,000,000 (combined)

The City of Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant project included upgrades and new construction, completed by EPCOR and its partners, enabling the City of Regina to meet the province’s environmental requirements and accommodates community growth while improving the water quality for downstream communities. Alliance Energy provided the electrical work to complete many areas of the project:

Bioreactors & Clarifiers:

Alliance Energy installed a complete electrical & instrumentation system for the Bioreactor and Clarifier area of the plant expansion. The scope of work consisted of the main distribution cable and equipment installation, cable tray, process electrical and instrumentation, lighting and power installation. The specific challenges of integrating a new system with the existing operational Waste Water Treatment Plant and critical process deadlines were all achieved with great success. Safety and quality were critical in the performance of all tasks in the project.

Maintenance/DAF Building:

Alliance Energy installed a complete electrical & instrumentation system for the De-watering Air Floatation (DAF) and maintenance offices areas of the plant expansion. The scope of work consisted of the main distribution cable and equipment installation, cable tray, process electrical and instrumentation, lighting and power installation in a combination of an industrial process area and commercial office environment. The renovation in the existing DAF building included new lighting, distribution and new instrumentation for new devices.

Fibre & Ductbank:

Alliance Energy supplied and installed the new utility ductbank, high voltage cable, terminations and fiber optic cable. The scope of work consisted of 12km of ductbank conduit, 6 km of 25kv teck cable, eighty 25 kv terminations, 11km of fiber optic teck cable, 1000 fiber optic terminations and the testing of all cables installed. All work was completed within the critical completion dates with a flawless safety record.

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Regina, SK
General Contractor: Graham – Lockerbie Stanley Joint Venture
Electrical Engineer: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $15,000,000

Alliance completed the installation of the complete Electrical & Instrumentation system for the new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WIP) at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina. The CRC invested $200 million in this environmental mega project. The CRC is now the only refinery in North America that can clean and recycle all of it’s waste water for the purpose of steam production. This puts the CRC on the leading edge of environmental sustainability in the oil refining industry. Alliance successfully obtained all project objectives including Safety, Quality, budget and schedule.

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Regina, SK
General Contractor: Consumer Co-operative Refineries Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Electrical Budget: $9,000,000

The Terra Grain Fuels Ethanol plant in Belle Plaine was built to produce 150MLPY of fuel grade ethanol. This is the largest wheat based ethanol plant in North America. It was a design build project incorporating unique electrical systems and modifications that was completed in early 2008. EllisDon/VCM Joint Venture was the general contractor, with Alliance Energy being responsible for the electrical design and construction. Alliance Energy completed the construction of a 138kv substation, 25kv owner operated loop, 5kv & 600v distribution system, and 2100kW of emergency power generation. The main power distribution supplied a complete electrical and instrumentation installed by Alliance Energy.

PROJECT DETAIL
Location: Belle Plaine, SK
General Contractor: EllisDon/VCM Joint Venture
Electrical Engineer: WSP Engineering
Electrical Budget: $13,000,000