In Canada, Willbros is an industry leader in construction, maintenance and fabrication, well-known for piping projects, including integrity and supporting civil work, general mechanical and facility construction, API storage tanks, general and modular fabrication, along with electrical and instrumentation projects serving the Canadian energy industry.
We have had specialized facilities and offices throughout Alberta since 2001 in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary. These offices are locally staffed with dedicated and experienced professionals, ideally suited to serve our clients in Western Canada, particularly in the oil sands. We are an oil and gas infrastructure construction and maintenance contractor, providing a diverse and complementary suite of services to meet our clients’ expectations through safe, productive, high-quality execution in the field. We continue to explore and evaluate the market for opportunities that augment our service offering and create more value added experiences for our customers.
Construction & Maintenance
A cornerstone of our business is the construction and maintenance of Hydrotransport and Tailings Lines (HTTL) in the oil sands mine sites of the Wood Buffalo region of Northern Alberta. Our expertise is not only in new construction of the HTTL, but also the ongoing rotation and maintenance of these lines as well. Our scope also includes additional pipeline projects both above and below ground ranging in size from 2” to greater than 48” in a variety of materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, High Density Poly Ethylene, and other non-metal products and specialty alloys. Our crews are well-equipped and capable to perform civil earthworks including corridor construction, trenching, backfill, grading, road construction, crossings and bores, berms, pipe culverts, excavation and hauling.
Projects & Specialty Services
Projects and specialty services are comprised of a range of new construction project work including both above and below ground piping. Our expertise includes piping tie-ins, gathering systems, looping systems and steam lines typically serving pipeline operators, producer and Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage facilities. Over the last year, an increased focus and strategy has been directed toward pipeline integrity work including dig-ups and repairs. Regulators, industry and public concern continue to emphasize and require more robust integrity programs to ensure safety and reliable leak-free performance. We are well-positioned with talented crews, equipment and supervision to perform pipeline and integrity work safely, on time and on budget.
Electrical and Instrumentation Services
Our electrical and instrumentation operations offer construction and maintenance services to industrial, oil and gas; and petrochemical customers across Western Canada. We are capable of managing major projects from initial plant construction to commissioning and start-up. We offer our customers expertise in low and medium voltage construction situations as well as ongoing maintenance and support programs specifically tailored to the needs of our customers. In addition to these services, our team has the ability to seamlessly execute a wide variety of modular building and skid pre-wiring projects, fiber optics, grounding and fire and gas detection installations.
Tank services supports the Canadian oil and gas industry with new construction, maintenance and repair of API above ground steel storage tanks specific to 650, 653, 620 and American Water Works Association industry codes. Our capabilities service a wide variety of tank design considerations such as roof diversification (internal, external, dome, floating or self-supported), foundations, internals, stairways, doors, flush type clean out, nozzles and other appurtenances. Our expertise allows for turn-key solutions from design to fabrication through to field erection, testing and pre-commissioning support and crude oil terminal and refining facilities to meet increasing storage capacity demand within the industry.
Our facilities operation is a versatile, general mechanical service line with civil and structural capabilities supporting the Canadian oil and gas industry. Our expertise lends itself to both greenfield and brownfield projects requiring setting, alignment, installation and pre-commissioning of oil field infrastructure such as pump stations, compressor stations, metering stations, process and pipe rack modules in conjunction with associated inter-connecting piping.
Ideally located on 23 acres of land accessible to the high load corridor in Edmonton, sits our state-of- the-art fabrication facility. This is a multi-faceted fabrication operation specializing in three main categories: Chromium Carbide Overlay, a process of applying overlay to extend the service life of piping products used in heavy wear erosion, corrosion and abrasive applications utilized in oil sands extraction and tailings functions. We also perform pipe spool and other general fabrication of expansion barrels, block valves, traps and other piping related components including double jointing and handling. Finally, our yard is able to stand, stage and fabricate modules of various sizes and designs, typically pipe rack, equipment, process and pump house modules.