Trucks stream north to new energy plant

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.

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