PROJECT OWNER: EllisDon Corporation
PROJECT LOCATION: Ft. McMurray, AB – Suncor Energy Voyageur Camp
PROJECT SCHEDULE: March, 2008 – January, 2009
PROJECT VALUE: $12,872,517

Voyager Camp Project


The Voyageur expansion was a key step in Suncor’s long-term goal of increasing crude oil production to a target of 550,000 barrels per day. The expansion has three main components:

  • Four new stages of in-situ bitumen production, which will be added to Suncor’s existing in-situ operation;
  • A new upgrader (Suncor’s third) to be located just west of Suncor’s existing operation;
  • Other infrastructure including pipelines, camps, administration facilities, cogeneration, tank farms and a traffic interchange on Highway 63.

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.