Trucks stream north to new energy plant

Avatar photo

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — At least 15 trucks and trailers are heading north of Fort McMurray each day carrying supplies to Albian Sands Energy plant, which is now under construction.

Everything from office supplies to 80-foot-long modules are being trucked to the site, but Albian Sands spokeswoman, Pamela Ashcroft, says that the larger loads are being routed during off-peak traffic hours.

“We put a lot of time, effort and energy into planning the route, the timing and lay down times for moving the modules up from Nisku. So there are a lot of safety precautions in place,” says Ashcroft.

One of the largest loads to head north to the new plant is a 200-tonne storage tank, which will be delivered within the next month.

Avatar photo

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.