The Cheecham Terminal Interconnect Pipeline Project

Project Name: The Cheecham Terminal Interconnect Pipeline Project
Study Area: Cheecham - Leismer Area Northeast Alberta
Client: StatoilHydro Canada Ltd.
Nature of Work:

The project involves the construction of approximately 1.2km of dual NPS 30 (762.0 mm O.D.) pipes in a common trench, including a diluents bitumen blend (dilbit) line and a diluents line. The entire project is located in the Green Area of Alberta from the Enbridge Tank site at SW 8-84-6 W4M to the Statoil Cheecham site at NW 5-84-6 W4M.

TERA was responsible for the preparation and submission of all environmental regulatory applications for the StatoilHydro Canada Ltd. (StatoilHydro) Cheecham Terminal. TERA was responsible for preparation of the Industrial Approvals Application (IAA) for Alberta Environment review and approval under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Numerous supporting studies (e.g., geotechnical, soil, vegetation, wildlife, air, noise and archaeological) were required to address the requirements of this application. In addition to the IAA, TERA was responsible for the preparation of the Environmental Field Report for submission to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) with the Miscellaneous Lease application, and an application for Historical Resources Act clearance from Alberta Culture and Community Spirit.

Project tasks included the preparation and submission of all environmental regulatory applications for the StatoilHydro Cheecham to Leismer pipeline including 73 km of dual pipes in a common trench, an NPS 12 (323.9 mm O.D.) diluent-bitumen blend (dilbit) line an NPS 8 (219.1 mm O.D.) diluent line and a 9 km NPS 8 (219.1 mm O.D.) fuel gas line. The entire project area is located in the Green Area of Alberta between the Cheecham Terminal at SW 5-84-6 W4M and the Leismer Central Processing Facility in SW 2-79-10 W4M.

TERA was also responsible for Aboriginal engagement support, environmental inspection, water quality monitoring during horizontal directional drilling, and onsite erosion control and reclamation at major watercourses such as the Christina River.

Duration: 2008 to 2010

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