Keyano College Oilsands Power & Process Engineering Laboratory

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Keyano College in Fort McMurray Alberta is building the Oilsands Technology & Research Centre, the first phase is the Oilsands Power & Process Engineering Laboratory a $22 million project that will begin in 2012.

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Keyano College Oilsands Power & Process Engineering Laboratory

  1. 1. $22 million state-of-the-art Lab will provide steam time for 4thlaboratory and classroom facilities and 3rd class power engineers.Will feature a power and H-VAC Enables new programming in:plant. instrumentation, fluid mechanics, pneumatics and building
  2. 2. Operators (Steam/Non-Steam) needed in Alberta 2010-2020 Total:3000 55002500 2800 Total: 27002000 Alberta (non 2550 oilsands)1500 1700 Oilsands1000 850500 Source: The Decade Ahead: Labour Market Projections & Analysis for Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry to 2020 - 0 Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada (March 2011) Low Scenario Growth Scenario
  3. 3. 500 468 400 300 200 Steam Time 165 Blocks 100 0 Current ExpectedCurrently Keyano instructs 165 students per year in power engineering andprocess operations co-op programs.The new lab will increase our instructional capacity to 468 steam time blocksper year.
  4. 4. Classrooms have directvisibility into the laboratories.Steam turbinegenerators, high pressureboilers and turbine steamcondensers are aligned as inan actual oils sands facility.
  5. 5. Locally trained graduates are more likely to stay, work and live in theoilsands region.The Oilsands Power & Process Engineering Laboratory will provideour industry partners with access to skilled employees with a solidunderstanding of oilsands operations - without the added costs ofoutside recruitment.
  6. 6. Lead Sponsor
  7. 7. Groundbreaking Ceremony: June 1st, 2012Expected completion: Late Fall 2013First intake of new students: January 2014

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