Who we are
This is our moment to build the next generation of value added industries in Alberta
UPGRADING RAW NATURAL RESOURCES WITHIN THIS PROVINCE MAKES SENSE
Resource Diversification Council (RDC)
We are dedicated to realizing the full potential of Alberta’s abundant natural resources by expanding and diversifying Alberta’s resource manufacturing industries.
RDC is a non-profit association. It’s Council members are industry and association leaders who share a mutual interest in advancing Alberta’s resource value added sector. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one executive from each member and an elected Chair.
$26 BILLION IN PROPOSED PROJECTS
RDC members have proposed more than $26 billion in energy diversification projects that will create new industries and long-term, stable tax revenue for the province. They will also provide thousands of direct full-time construction jobs and thousands more highly paid manufacturing jobs.
These projects include:
If these projects are built in Alberta, they will result in:
55,200 construction jobs
2,720 new jobs created every year across all industries
$21 billion in tax revenue over a 20-year operating period
$5 billion in tax revenue through construction
$140 billion for Alberta’s and Canada’s GDP over a 20-year operating period
$29 billion for Alberta’s and Canada’s GDP through construction
In addition, these projects will advance energy development, spur further innovation and create new industries that will benefit Alberta in the future.
Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Petrochemical Division, Inter Pipeline
David Chappell, Chair
Senior Vice President, Liquids Business Unit, Keyera
Dean Setoguchi, Vice-Chair
Vice President Corporate Development, Methanex
Senior Vice President, NGL and Natural Gas Facilities, Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Senior Principal, Stantec
Senior Vice President, Olefins & Feedstock, NOVA Chemicals
Naushad Jamani, Past Chair
President and CEO, NW Refining
Ian MacGregor, Vice-Chair
President, Construction Labour Relations - Alberta
President and CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Keyera Corp. operates one of the largest midstream energy companies in Canada, providing essential services to oil and gas producers in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Its predominantly fee-for-service based business consists of natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids fractionation, transportation, storage and marketing, and an industry-leading condensate system in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area of Alberta.
In addition, Keyera produces iso-octane, a low-vapour pressure, high-octane gasoline blending component, at its Alberta EnviroFuels facility. Keyera strives to provide high quality, value-added services to its customers across North America and is committed to conducting its business ethically, safely and in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.
NW Refining is an Alberta- based company with a vision to create value-added products and services in high demand. Through its participation in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR), NW Refining will build and operate the first new refinery to be built in Canada since 1984. The Sturgeon Refinery, located 45 kilometres east of Edmonton, will maximize the value of Alberta’s bitumen resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. Once Phase One of the Sturgeon Refinery is complete, it will have the capacity to process approximately 79,000 barrels per day of bitumen blend feedstock into approximately 80,000 barrels per day of high value and high demand refined products including low carbon diesel and diluents.
The Sturgeon Refinery is the first refinery to incorporate carbon capture from the outset and will utilize gasification technology to capture the CO2 produced during the refining process and sell it as feedstock to Enhance Energy Inc., whose Alberta Carbon Trunk Line will use this feedstock for enhanced oil recovery before safely and permanently storing the CO2 deep underground. Responsibly processing more bitumen in Alberta will create more jobs for Albertans, while managing our CO2footprint and creating products that can access world markets.
Methanex Corporation is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Methanex currently operates production sites in Canada, Chile, Egypt, New Zealand, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its Alberta-based methanol production facility at Medicine Hat supplies Western Canada and Northwestern US customers. Methanex’s global operations are supported by an extensive global supply chain of terminals, storage facilities and the world’s largest dedicated fleet of methanol ocean tankers.
The Power of AgilityTM is Methanex’s competitive advantage. It’s how the company’s global team of approximately 1,300 employees safely and reliably delivers on its promise every day by quickly adapting and responding to customers’ needs and creating and capitalizing on opportunities in the marketplace. At Methanex, Responsible Care is the foundation of everything they do and is a key element of the company’s global culture.
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visit NOVA Chemicals on the Internet at .
Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, natural gas liquids processing, and bulk liquid storage business based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inter Pipeline owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in western Canada and Europe. Inter Pipeline’s NGL Processing business includes three strategically located straddle plants as well as a fully integrated offgas processing business, capable of producing over 240,000 b/d of NGL and olefins.
Inter Pipeline is currently assessing the commercial viability of constructing a $1.85 billion Propane Dehydrogenation facility and a $1.3 billion Polypropylene facility in Alberta. Inter Pipeline is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 Index and its common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IPL.
The Coordinating Committee of Registered Employer Organizations provides a unified voice for union contractors in Alberta. The CCREO also provides a forum to share information and to coordinate negotiations for the various Registered Employer Organizations representing the interests of unionized construction contractors in their negotiations with corresponding Building Trades Unions.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates an integrated system of pipelines that transport various products derived from natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids produced primarily in western Canada.
The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector.
Pembina is committed to working with its community and aboriginal neighbours, while providing value for investors in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. This balanced approach to operating ensures the trust Pembina builds among all of its stakeholders is sustainable over the long term.
Pembina expects to construct the PDH and PP Facility on lands already owned by Pembina in Sturgeon County in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, in close proximity to the Company's Redwater Fractionation complex. The land is currently zoned for industrial development and is well-connected via rail. The project is expected to consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane, and is expected to cost $3.8 to $4.2 billion (gross). The PDH and PP Facility, which could be in-service by 2021, remains subject to Pembina and its partner making a positive final investment decision, as well as regulatory, environmental and Pembina's and its partner's Board approval.
Nutrien is the world’s largest provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers around the globe increase food production in a sustainable manner. We sell over 26 million tonnes annually of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial and feed customers worldwide. With this capability and our extensive agriculture retail network, we are well positioned to meet the growing needs of our customers.
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry representing the interests of leading chemistry companies – from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D companies. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care®, the Association's U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative. Born in Canada, Responsible Care in now practiced in 62 countries around the world. For more information visit www.canadianchemistry.ca
We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.
The Stantec community unites more than 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Our diverse array of services supports the creation of value-added manufacturing for Alberta’s natural resources, from project inception to completion and beyond.
As one of only two polytechnics in the province, NAIT holds a key place in Alberta’s post-secondary landscape. Partnering with industry, NAIT provides educational programs, applied research, innovation services and corporate and international training focused on supporting the economic and societal benefits for Albertans. NAIT’s applied research focuses on alignment with the needs of Alberta’s companies and industries in areas of: Complex Energy Systems; Growing the Bio-economy; Smart Building Technologies; Transforming People, Heath and Healthcare; Manufacturing Alberta’s Future; Our Digital Economy; and Business Productivity and Entrepreneurship.
THE POTENTIAL: PETROCHEMICALS
Diversifying Our Resources
Alberta is Canada’s largest petrochemical producing region and home to a $14 billion chemistry industry. Alberta’s petrochemical industry is the province’s top manufacturing sector directly employing nearly 8,000 people, supporting key sectors of our economy and multiplying the value of our natural resources five to fifteen times. This industry has seen significant growth since the 1970s when provincial government policy decisions encouraged the processing of natural gas and natural gas liquids signaling the beginning of this industry in Alberta.
Creating the next generation of value-added policy could add further world scale petrochemical plants, diversify our energy products and customers around the world, grow our provincial GDP by several billion dollars, increase economic stability and government revenues, and create thousands of permanent high paying, skilled jobs across Alberta for current and future generations of Albertans.