Mature Fine Tailings Dewatering Pilot Plant Project

Mature Fine Tailings Dewatering Pilot Plant Project

March 31, 2011

Ready Engineering Corporation has recently been engaged in undertaking an exciting new environmental initiative. In 2009, the Energy Resources Conservation Board issued Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes. The directive requires oil sands mining operators to reduce fluid tailings through fines capture and disposal in dedicated disposal areas. The current project initiative involves scaling up a proven successful laboratory scale plant to a larger pilot plant. The pilot plant technology will process fines, commonly called Mature Fine Tailings or MFT, from oil sands tailings ponds, and convert it into a workable, environmentally friendly cake. The project schedule is very aggressive, with design to start-up to be completed within 6 months.

Ready is providing both the Electrical and Control System Engineering expertise for this project. The customer is benefiting from Ready’s core competencies of industrial automation, and industrial power distribution, and from our ability to meet aggressive project schedules with responsiveness and innovation. Ready’s team is excited to be an integral part of this new technology innovation initiative.