The County’s most recent major industrial investor is a partnership
between North West Upgrading Inc (NWU) and Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
North West Redwater Partnership is building the Sturgeon Refinery project, with
a total capacity to refine 150,000 bpd of diesel over three phases. This facility will produce
high quality Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel fuel and diluent, through the process of
hydrocracking and hydrogen addition. It is expected that commissioning for the
first phase of operations will commence in 2017. The Northwest Redwater
Partnership has the approvals needed for construction of phase one of the
bitumen refinery in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Major site activity is underway
and will ramp up over the next few years, and the facility is expected to be
fully operational in 2017.