Canada-based energy transportation and distribution company Enbridge is expanding its Hardisty Contract Storage facility in Alberta, Canada.
The company is constructing 19 250,000 to 530,000-barrel storage tanks, capable of containing 7.5 million barrels.
When the CAD$600 million (383 million) project is finished, Enbridge's facility will be able to hold 12.5 million barrels, equal to five full days of Canada's total crude oil production.
Hardisty sits along the Enbridge trunk pipeline system, which links Edmonton as well as northern Alberta's bitumen producers to eastern Canada and the US. The big-inch lines can efficiently feed all grades of oil to refineries as far away as Oklahoma and the Gulf.
Engineering began in 2006 and tank construction in early 2007. With completion scheduled for late this year, the project has remained on time despite engineering and construction challenges.
Completion of the project's second phase is scheduled for the end of June. A third group of tanks should be built and start online testing in September. By year-end, all roofs should be floating.