Superpot Design, Fabrication and Erection

The Project:

In February 2015, a Major Canadian Oilsands Mining Company awarded an EPC contract to Saskarc Industries Inc. (Saskarc) to engineer, supply, fabricate, transport and erect the Superpot for a project in Northern Alberta.

The Highlights:

  • This Superpot consisted of heavy plate walls, built up WT stiffeners, and support structure from cold weather steel, Chromium Carbide Overlay as well as 2” thick High Chrome White Iron liner plates, a removable roof, multiple jib cranes and overflow piping.
  • Overall weight and dimensions were 1,040,000 LBS and 24’ x 24’ x 80’ tall and was shipped to the project site in (4) segments.
  • Handling the components was challenging due their size and weight, with the heaviest segment weighing 271,000 lbs. A heavy lift hydraulic Jack & Roll system was designed and built to move the Pump Boxes in and out of the fabrication shop, the paint shop and around Saskarc’s yard.
  • The project also required an extremely well planned execution strategy on site due to multiple other contracts happening in the same area.

The result:

Saskarc maintained the highest level of quality and safety, worked very closely with all stakeholders on the project to coordinate the work on site and successfully completed, on schedule, its first full EPC Contract.