Shell Upgrader Building

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  • Client

    Shell Canada Energy

  • City

    Fort Saskatchewan

  • Year Completed


  • Size

    150,000 sq. ft.

  • Sectors



  • Sub-Sector


The Story

The Shell Scotford - Upgrader Administration Building project involved the creation of a new two-storey structure, and the expansion and retrofitting of an existing building located in Fort Saskatchewan, approximately 45 km northeast
of Edmonton, Alberta.

The new building, which sits on piles with grade beams foundation, is designed to accommodate work spaces, meeting rooms, and filing rooms. The 43,000-sq. ft. area of the existing building (containing the kitchen, staff cafeteria, and
staff dining room) was retrofitted and expanded in an effort to provide improvement in the staff flow during peak times. The creation of two second-floor walkways ensures easier access between the already-existing structure and the new building.

The work was undertaken by PME Inc., a part of the EllisDon Group of Companies. The wide array of services provided by PME fell under three general headings: 1) Earth works; 2) Concrete works; and 3) Managing subcontractor works. The specific work performed included the provision of labour, equipment, supervision, and materials, along with a
host of other services, including:

• Concrete work (flat concrete slabs for the foundation of storage tanks);
• Trenching (deep and shallow);
• Construction of pilings; piling works, driven piles and CFA piles;
• Pump, trailer, crane pad creation and set-up;
• Foundations for heavy cranes;
• Site preparation; and
• Excavation and backfilling.