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Border City to boom with Upgrader retooling

The Cenovus Energy booth at the bi-provincial Try-A-Trade Career Expo at Lloyd Ex on Tuesday attracted a lot of students interested in oilfield trades. Geoff Lee Meridian Source


The Cenovus Energy Lloydminster Upgrader will be undergoing a maintenance turnaround from early May to mid-to-late June with roughly 4,000 contractors expected on site.

The company notes this seven-week turnaround is a large maintenance and capital project, which includes the safe and orderly shut-in of production at the facility to inspect, clean, modify, repair, and upgrade its equipment.  

“As with all of our operations, our priority during the turnaround will be the safety of our people, the community and the environment,” said Cenovus in a statement on Tuesday.

 The company says there may be an increase in vehicle traffic around the site as additional workers will be at the Upgrader during peak times.