Kentz wins Syncrude contract

On the move: Relocation of trains at the Aurora North oil sands mine is set to take place this year.

Engineering company Kentz has won the C$128 million ($US$127.9 million) mechanical, electrical and instrumentation contract for Syncrude Canada's Aurora North Mine relocation (AMR) Project, in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Work to build a composite tailings plant at the oil sands mine has made the relocation or reconstruction of two of three mine trains at the project site necessary, Upstream reported last year.

Under the contract announced today, Kentz will plan and execute all structural, mechanical, electrical, piping and instrumentation work associated with the project.

Kentz will manage the work as general contractor as well as carrying out all electrical and instrumentation work, with the company appointing KBR subsidiary KBR Wabi to execute the mechanical scope of work.

The value of the contract was included in the Group's backlog figure of US$2,439.2 million as of the end of February 2012.

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