April 3, 2014 – As the voice of industry in Alberta’s Heartland region, the Northeast Capital Industrial Association (NCIA) is eager to share timely updates about important local activities.

“This year a number of our member companies will be performing scheduled maintenance at their facilities,” says NCIA Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Danielson. “NCIA members have been diligently planning and preparing for these turnarounds which will ensure ongoing safety, reliability, efficiency and enhanced environmental performance.”

Turnarounds will begin in the spring and involve the suspension or slowing of production for a specific time period while inspections are performed and necessary repairs, replacements and technology upgrades are completed. “The timing of turnarounds can vary depending on the type of work required,” explains Dr. Danielson. “Some of our members will take just a few days to complete their work while others may need a month or longer to finalize more complex projects.”

While the community will likely enjoy the benefits of increased spending on goods and services in the region and enhanced operational efficiency in the future, turnaround season may also result in temporary increases in noise, flaring and traffic in some areas. NCIA members are committed to being good neighbours and where possible, every effort will be made to minimize potential disruptions in the surrounding community.

“The Northeast Region CAER UPDATEline is in place to keep the community informed about specific turnaround activities,” says Dr. Danielson. “Community members are encouraged to phone 1.866.653.9959 to access pre-recorded messages 24 hours a day and to contact companies directly if they have any questions or concerns.”

The 2014 NCIA member turnaround schedule is as follows:

Spring (April/May)

  • Air Liquide
  • Dow Chemical
  • Evonik
  • Keyera Corp

Summer (June/July)

  • Agrium Fort Saskatchewan
  • Sherritt International
  • Sulzer Metco (Canada)
  • Umicore Canada

Fall (September/October)

  • Agrium Redwater
  • Chemtrade
  • Pembina

There will also be construction activities at the North West Redwater Partnership site throughout 2014 and Williams will begin construction at its Heartland facility (May to July).

Established in 2001, NCIA has been working together with industrial organizations, neighbours, government representatives and industry stakeholders to support and advance sustainable growth and environmental stewardship in the region. NCIA is proud to be the voice of industry in Alberta’s Heartland.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Laurie Danielson
Executive Director
Northeast Capital Industrial Association
(780) 992-1463
ncia@telusplanet.net