CNRL tailings pilot moves into FEED
Titanium Corporation awarded two engineering contracts this week for FEED (front end engineering design) on its CVW™ facility to be piloted at Canadian Natural Resources' (CNRL) Horizon mine.
The pilot plant will be designed to recover bitumen and solvent from tailings produced at Horizon's Froth Treatment facility, keeping the volatile hydrocarbons out of the tailings pond.
Stantec was awarded the engineering contract for the concentrator and minerals separation facilities, including site integration. A service contract related to the minerals separation process design was awarded to Australia's IHC Robbins. FEED is expected to wrap up by the end of this year. The value of the contracts was not disclosed.
Emissions Reduction Alberta has funded the lessor of $5.0 million or 50% of engineering design. Titanium Corp. and CNRL are funding $1.5 million and up to $3.7 million, respectively.