AEG Presents: NW Refining Chair Ian MacGregor

Ian MacGregor

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On Thursday, May 26th, AEG and and event sponsors Hoisting Limited, Maverick Inspection, Grande Tire and HOCS Projects will host a breakfast with Mr. Ian MacGregor, Chairman, President and CEO of NW Refining. Mr. MacGregor will deliver a keynote address at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and tell the story of the North West Redwater Partnership, which is investing $8.5 billion to build the first greenfield refinery in Canada since 1984.

While the breakfast is open to the public, AEG members will have exclusive access to a private tour of the Sturgeon Refinery. At the conclusion of the breakfast, AEG members who register for the breakfast will board a bus with NW Refining representatives who will discuss the refinery and its construction in detail.

Breakfast with Mr. Ian MacGregor, Chairman, President and CEO of NW Refining
When: Thursday, May 26th. Doors at 7:30 a.m, program at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Empire Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Tickets:
AEG members: $75, $600 for table of eight, plus GST
Non members: $90, $720 for a table of eight, plus GST

Site tour is open to AEG members only. Please contact AEG Operations Manager Rena Yakemchuk (rena@albertaenterprise.ca) for more information.

Click here to register.

About NW Refining

NW Refining is a 50 per cent partner in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR).  The Partnership is investing $8.5 billion into the Alberta Industrial Heartland to build Phase One of the first greenfield refinery in Canada since 1984.

Committed to using the most environmentally conscious processes to minimize waste and emissions, the Sturgeon Refinery will set an environmental gold standard and demonstrate to the world that Albertans can be environmentally responsible stewards of the oil sands resource, ensuring its sustainable development.

Maximizing the value of bitumen by creating high demand products, such as low-carbon diesel, the Partnership is already making headway as a world leader in clean diesel production. Once Phase One is complete at the end of 2017, it will have the capacity to process approximately 79,000 barrels per day of bitumen blend feedstock into approximately 80,000 barrels per day of high value, low carbon refined products that can meet local demand but also access world markets.

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The Sturgeon Refinery is also the first refinery in the world to incorporate carbon capture from the outset and will utilize gasification technology to capture the otherwise vented CO2 produced during the refining process and sell it as feedstock to Enhance Energy Inc., whose Alberta Carbon Trunk Line will use this feedstock in central and southern Alberta to create a new industry in CO2 enhanced oil recovery before safely and permanently storing it deep underground.

Since construction of Phase One began, more than 13,000 trades poeple have worked on the project. Today more than 4,200 people are working on the site every day, and another 3,000 are hard at work in the mod shops around Edmonton. Construction on the site will peak at over 5000 people later this summer.

About Ian MacGregor

Mr. Ian MacGregor is an engineer who has spent his career starting and running successful technical businesses in every area of the energy industry, from services and exploration, to processing and marketing. Ian’s speciality is starting from scratch, usually with a novel idea or at the very least, a different approach, and having the tenacity to operationalize and make it a success.

Those who know Ian describe him as annoyingly persistent. He readily admits he never gives up, but credits his doggedness as the differentiating factor in most of his accomplishments. Some of his past endeavours include businesses that installed the world’s largest offshore caissons; built the world’s largest wind-powered water pumps; operated the fourth largest gas plant in Canada; installed the smallest gas processing plants in Alberta; and produced the first oil, on a large scale, using CO2 in Saskatchewan.

He is currently involved in the North West Redwater Partnership, which is building the first new refinery in Canada since 1984. The North West Redwater Partnership is investing $8.5 billion into the Alberta Industrial Heartland to build the first phase of the first greenfield refinery in Canada since 1984. It is one of the largest construction projects in the works not only in Alberta, but in the country.

Committed to maximizing the value of Alberta bitumen resource by creating high demand products, such as low-carbon-standard diesel, the Partnership is already making headway as a world leader in clean diesel production.

Once Phase One is complete at the end of 2017, it will have the capacity to process approximately 79,000 barrels per day of bitumen blend feedstock into approximately 80,000 barrels per day of high value and high demand refined products that can meet local demand but also access world markets.

The Sturgeon Refinery is also the first refinery in the world to incorporate carbon capture from the outset and will utilize gasification technology to capture the CO2 produced during the refining process and sell it as feedstock to Enhance Energy Inc., whose Alberta Carbon Trunk Line will use this feedstock for enhanced oil recovery before safely and permanently storing it deep underground.