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Extensive experience for the most notable companies in the oil & gas industry onshore, offshore, and in the oils sands has given Black & McDonald's highly experienced trades people a knowledge edge that continues to benefit our customers year after year. Remaining in good stead with the union halls, we also maintain reliable access to additional resources when needed to respond quickly to our clients' requirements for massive multi-trade projects or for process retrofits and rebuilds or during time-critical plant shutdowns.


Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Fort McMurray, AB

Type of Services:

  • Construction Contractor
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical/Piping/Structural

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Iron Workers
  • Pipefitters
  • Millwrights
  • Boilermakers
  • Electricians & Instrumentation Specialists
  • General Labourers

Horizon Oil Sands Project

Black & McDonald joined forces with Tecnicas Reunidas Canada (TR Canada) for the oil sands mining and upgrading work at the Horizon Project located 70 km north of Fort McMurray, AB.

The Horizon Project’s plant facilities undertaken as part of this project are a new Vacuum Distillation Unit, a new Diluent Recovery Unit, and a new H2S Stripping Unit. Black & McDonald has over 750 construction workers on site. Our scope of work involves the installation of over 160 mods, pre-assembly and installation of super-mods, interconnects, off-rack piping, installation of vessels, assembly of furnaces, platforms and miscellaneous steel, stick built structural steel, pumps, motors, electrical and instrumentation, and civil work. The massive lifts involve in excess of (700 ton single lift) for the super mods, towers, furnaces, bitumen column, flash drum, naphtha column, and exchangers.  

This project demonstrates Black & McDonald’s ability to successfully provide large-scale, multi-trade construction in hazardous and challenging environments.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Fort McMurray, AB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Engineering/Design
  • Mechanical
  • General Contractor
  • Custom Fabrication

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Millwrights
  • Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Pipefitters
  • Ironworkers
  • General Labourers

Husky Sunrise Energy Project

The Husky Sunrise Oil Sands project will help Husky’s growing development in the energy environment.

Black & McDonald’s role as the contractor included the supply of labour, equipment, and supervision to receive, warehouse, and preserve owner supplied items; to install pipe racks, modules, and equipment; to erect stick built structural steel complete the piping connections between modules; the off module steam tracing and insulation; and testing and commissioning for the Plant 1A facility.

All work was completed on a Time and Material basis with Black & McDonald supplying project managers, Health, Safety and Environment professionals and Quality Assurance/Quality Control professionals. Multi-trade construction personnel included project administrators, millwrights, engineers, electricians, pipefitters, ironworkers, and labourers plus overseeing a subcontract for the insulation work scope.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Anzac, AB

Type of Services:

  • Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning
  • Construction Completions

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians (Craft and Technicians)
  • Instrumentation Specialists
  • Millwrights
  • Pipefitters
  • Steamfitters
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • General Labourers

Surmont Phase 2 Project

Surmont Phase 2 is a 50/50 joint venture between ConocoPhillips (CPC) and Total E&P Canada. CPC is the operator of the project and Bantrel Management Services is the construction manager.

Surmont 2 uses Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) to recover bitumen from the underground reservoir.

Black & McDonald’s scope of work included assisting Bantrel Management with project construction completions, commissioning and SAGD field start up, pumps, piping, vessels, boilers, and motors.

Our 450 employees on site were honoured for Outstanding Performance for providing over “250,000 hours Recordable Incident Free” and over 190 days with “Not Even a Scratch”! This project demonstrates Black & McDonald’s ability to provide large scale, multi-trade construction in hazardous environments with safety always top of mind.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Lamont, Christina Lake, AB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation Specialists

Inter Pipeline Commissioning Projects

Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, storage, and natural gas liquids extraction business based in Canada.

Black & McDonald's role as the contractor included the supply of labour, tools and equipment, and supervision to support commissioning activities for the mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation scope at each pump station.

Our team completed many hours of mechanical activities such as torque checks on all hold down bolts, flange studs, coupling bolts, etc.; alignment checks on all pumps to motors, belt driven equipment, shaft alignment, run-out checks, end float checks, etc.; visual witnessing and documentation of pump to pipe strains; flange bolt-ups, and flange stud torqueing. Electrical and instrumentation activities included point to point checks on all terminations, ensuring all wiring connections were verified and documented, ensuring loads were verified, providing vendor support in and around vendor supplied equipment, and visual witnessing of all general construction activities throughout the duration of the construction phases.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Type of Services:

  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • General Labourers
  • Linemen

ATCO Electric - Shell Scotford Refinery, Overhead and Underground Lines

Shell Scotford Refinery, located 25 km northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, required a 34.5 kV feeder extension from the existing substation to the new Air Liquide Facility adjacent to the Refinery.

Black & McDonald provided the supply and installation of underground duct bank, an underground 35 kV Feeder - 1.86 km of 3Ф - 750 kcmil XLPE cable in duct bank, and an overhead 35 kV Feeder - 1.56 km of Wood Frame - 3Ф - double circuit partridge conductor. The contract also included the construction of pole-mounted disconnects and risers, stress cone terminations, testing and commissioning, and the installation of fiber optic cable (SCADA).

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Earlton, ON

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • General Contractor

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Millwrights
  • Pipefitters
  • Welders

Champion Pipeline - Gaz Metro Earlton Station

The Champion Pipeline Ltd. Earlton Compressor Station was constructed to ensure that during brief periods of high volume demand, pipeline pressure would not drop below contracted levels.

Black & McDonald acted as the General Contractor, self-performing the electrical scope of work while providing manpower for the mechanical scope, and subcontracting and supervising the civil portion of this project. Some of Black & McDonald’s work included installation of a substation comprised of a pad mounted 2.0MVA 44 kV/4160 V transformer, 3 power poles, 44 kV fused load break switch, 4160 V switchgear, a fused switch to supply power to a 150 kVA 4160 V/600 V 3 phase transformer, a PLC panel, (2) 120-208 V lighting panels, contactor panel, (2) 45 kVA transformers, and (2) UPS racks, a natural gas powered generator, an Air compressor/dryer package, exterior/interior lightings, electrical junction boxes, electric heaters, exhaust fans, fire and gas detection and more.

Black & McDonald also completed setting and reassembly of a compressor skid; erecting a field fabricated building; installation of all piping and structural components; fabrication and installation of all platforms, stiles, stairs and door landings; as-built drawing, testing, and commissioning; and start-up.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Montreal, QC

Type of Services:

  • General Contractor
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Labourers
  • Pipefitters
  • Welders

Shell Canada - Crude Reception Project

Shell Canada has a distribution terminal located in Montreal-East, Quebec.

Black & McDonald completed the most important part of the MET Crude Reception project with Shell Canada at their Montreal-East Terminal. The mandate was to modify the launcher/receiver and repair the underground pipeline in five locations.

The most crucial part of this project was to replace a section of an 18-inch pipe that went through a 550-foot tunnel that contained five other pipelines. We had to excavate 160 feet on each side of the tunnel, cut the pipe on both ends and weld a hook joint on the pulling end while welding the new pipe sections on the opposite end. We pulled the old pipe out (80 feet at a time) while welding seven new 80-foot sections to the old pipe. This procedure was done on a 24/7 schedule and lasted approx. 15 days. The pipe was also fabricated by our Ottawa fabrication facility. This project demonstrated our expertise in planning strategies, alternative work procedures and our ability to execute within a tight deadline and a very difficult scope of work.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Halifax, NS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Pipefitters
  • Welders

Heritage Gas - Compressed Natural Gas Mother Station Installation AeroTech Park

Heritage Gas Limited is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas - is a key player in the Canadian natural gas distribution marketplace.

The contract was comprised of the construction of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling lanes for Compressed NG Tanker Distribution, installation of three large NG Compressors, NG Dryer, Power Distribution Equipment, Security System, and a PLC controlled filling system.

Building a strong team approach with the management at Heritage Gas was the key to Black & McDonald's success on the project. Due to our commitment to quality and a solid customer relationship, we were also awarded the Decanting Station at Shaw Brick Ltd, an end line user of the CNG Mother Station. The project management team handled a tight schedule, and integrated several design changes in order to provide first gas on time with a perfect safety record.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Canada - Nationwide

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Welders (IBEW)
  • Engineers
  • Facility Manager
  • General Labourers
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers

Imperial Oil Limited - FMO

Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. 

Black & McDonald's role as Imperial Oil's national General Services Provider is to provide installations of major projects, smaller projects, utility services, maintenance and repairs. Further, we provide Facility Management and Operations services for over 65 Imperial Oil sites across Canada utilizing our own multi-trade personnel as well as supervising and managing sub-contractors' services.
The contract includes pipelines and distribution terminals containing large-scale fuel storage, fuel transfer equipment, rail links, and office and warehouse space.

The scope of work includes minor projects and modifications; safety supervision for new construction activities; specification development, tendering, selection and supervision of all subcontracts; rail maintenance and repairs including detailed track inspections and preventive maintenance; rail joint tightening and lubrication; track geometry measurements; track remedial construction including tie and rail replacements; and other services including security, grounds keeping and snow removal, janitorial services, and a wide range of additional trades work.

Oil & Gas

Location:

  • Montreal East, QC

Type of Services:

  • Custom Fabrication
  • Electrical
  • Engineering/Design
  • General Contractor
  • Mechanical
  • Technical Services

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Boiler Makers
  • Electricians
  • General Labourers
  • Instrumentation Specialists
  • Millwrights
  • Gasfitters
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Ironworkers
  • Petroleum Mechanics
  • Pipefitters
  • PLC/DDC Controls Experts
  • Plumbers
  • Welders

Vopak Terminals of Eastern Canada Inc. - K5 Terminal Tanks and Process Piping

Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry with a global network of 72 terminals in 26 countries. Vopak’s terminals in the Province of Quebec are located in Montreal East and Quebec City.

Black & McDonald was awarded a project that consisted of erecting three 150' dia. X 48' high storage tanks at the Vopak Montreal Terminal.

Following the erection of the first two tanks, Black & McDonald was awarded all the connecting piping from the three vessels to the pump station within the K5 Terminal of Vopak. The electrical scope - which was awarded to our electrical division - consisted of the installation of a power container, complete with the MCC and the optical fiber connections for the process along with grounding grids and reformers for the three tanks.

The challenge of this project was to begin the piping fabrication and the civil work during the engineering phase which was not completed.  Black & McDonald worked hand in hand with engineering consultants for six months in order to expedite the engineering and get the project done on time. Black & McDonald met the customer’s objectives and Vopak was able to flow gas storage into the first two tanks in January 2015.

 

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Black & McDonald's depth of experience has made us the partner of choice across a wide range of industries. To get there took time and effort. Our management team invested in the development of our people, determined to make our highly-experienced tradespeople renowned as the best in their industries.
With over 90 years of documented lessons learned, we are able to consistently apply that knowledge - meeting our customers’ most demanding challenges, in their most critical environments.
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