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Co-op Refinery Complex to invest more than $89 million in annual Turnaround

March 31, 2023

The Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) is investing more than $89 million in its 2023 Turnaround. Over approximately 60 days, parts of the facility will be taken down for repairs, maintenance and upgrades as part of the annual mega-project. The investment is an integral part of ensuring that the Refinery continues to operate safely and reliably.

“Our Turnaround is one of the most important economic events in our community each year,” said Jen Stiglitz, General Manager, Refinery Operations. “We invest significant financial resources in our facility, while also creating about 1,200 additional temporary jobs. The project is an investment in our future as we work together to ensure the safety and reliability of our operation.”

With increased activity on site, we know we must be extra diligent about safety and ensure we are a good and responsible neighbour. To help with traffic, CRC’s security provider will manage the area around Fleet Street and McDonald Street. This is the area where most vehicles will access our facility for this year’s project. These efforts will minimize potential traffic delays for the public. The CRC also wants to ensure the public is aware that peak traffic hours will occur between 5 and 7:30 a.m. and 4 and 7:30 p.m. as workers come and go during shift change.

“This is an important time for us every year at the Refinery. It is an opportunity for heightened awareness as we safely execute our plans,” said Stiglitz. “It is our responsibility to keep our facility and our community safe. We’re committed to working with our people, partners and local community as we progress through this critical project.”