Inter Pipeline's multi-billion dollar Heartland Petrochemical Complex project continues to move forward.
Michelle Dawson, Inter Pipeline's director of public and regulatory affairs, announced at Tuesday's (Sept.5) Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce luncheon that the company will be making some massive moves come January.
Four major module moves are scheduled that will cause local road closures, traffic delays and detours. The modules will be moved from Sherwood Park and Grand Prairie on Hwy 14, Hwy 15, Hwy 21, Range Road 220 and Township Road 534.
"For the modules and over dimensional loads that will be components of this, there will be approximately 300 that will have to move on local roads and they all require approvals from Alberta Transport," said Dawson.
The finished complex will process about 22,000 barrels of propane per day into propylene, which will then be processed into roughly 525,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene used to make plastic packaging for consumer goods, reusable containers, automotive parts and more.
The complex is hoped to be fully functional by 2021, bringing in around $500 million per year.
"You have to make sure that you can be competitive. Our competition in this market for plastics is worldwide and not everybody is facing the same regulatory environment that we are," added Dawson.
In 2017, Inter Pipeline received $200 million in royalty credits from the Alberta Government through Alberta's Petrochemical Diversification program.
Dawson confirmed the project is still on budget and time.