The Industrial Division performs jobs of an industrial and civil construction nature, mostly in the Ft. McMurray area.  Projects have been completed for various companies in Alberta’s oilsands including Suncor, Syncrude, Shell and CNRL.

Operations include jobs of an industrial and civil construction nature, including utility installation, earthmoving operations, sparkwatch and confined space monitoring, pipeline construction including fire water lines, concrete oily water systems, water and sewer systems, and other related projects.


February 2016 to October 2017

The RM of Wood Buffalo initiated the project to upgrade Fort Chipewyan’s water treatment plant and water infrastructure. The overall project included building a new larger water treatment plant, increasing the size of the water reservoir that holds fresh water and upgrading the pump houses that deliver water into the plant and then distribute it to homes.

October, 2011 – September, 2013

Suncor Energy’s Non-Process Building Group was first out of the gate in an effort to restart construction on the Voyageur Upgrader Project. A strategic effort by Suncor Energy to partnership with Total E&P Canada allowed the project to resume which had been in safe mode since 2008.

May, 2012 to July, 2013

Carmacks Industrial Division was awarded the contract for earthwork at the Suncor East Tank Farm project just outside of the Suncor Oil Sands main site north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The East Tank Farm consists of 10 containment tanks and Carmacks participated in the construction of the first of three phases in order to get this site in complete operation.

September 2011 – September 2013

Suncor Energy Inc.’s Voyageur Upgrader Project resumed construction in September 2011 after it had been halted in 2008. Completion of the Voyageur Upgrader is expected to increase the Suncor’s overall oil production by more than 200,000 barrels per day to 550,000 barrels per day.

May – October, 2012

The construction of the landfill cap consisted of removing, burying and grading 4.2 hectares of garbage and installing 45,000 square meters of HDPE liner. Placement of 650mm of sand and 200mm of topsoil was required above the liner to complete the cap.

August – September, 2010

This project was to accommodate infrastructure for the development of a Waste Water Treatment Plant. Due to limited space, the plant footprint was built within an existing containment pond. Dredging was required to remove soft material along the edge of the banks.

April – November 2009

This project entailed the re-establishment of a site wide drainage plan to prevent any surface water run-off on a 37 acre site and the realignment of an entire road/ditch system along with road improvements.

April, 2009

The project was for the installation of drain lines and electrical concrete conduit boxes to drain entire site. The work included site erosion control along with perimeter fencing and guardrail.

March, 2008 – January, 2009

Carmacks was chosen as the civil contractor for the new camp accommodation complex project. Working under the contract management of EllisDon, Carmacks was responsible for all the excavation and backfilling of dormitory and core building structures, excavation, installation and backfill of deep underground utilities (firewater, potable and sanitary) along with all site grading, road works and parking lot construction.

October, 2007 – March, 2008

The Suncor Firebag facility is located 40 km northeast of Suncor’s main oil sands plant. Firebag is an in-situ operation, which taps into oilsands that are too deep to mine.
The Firebag facility uses Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD). Parallel pairs of horizontal wells are drilled – one for steam injection and one for oil recovery. The recovered bitumen is then sent by pipeline to an upgrader.