Alberta Carbon Trunk Line

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Other

Project Type: Carbon Capture

Project Value: $1.233 billion

Funding Source: Public/Private

Federal Funding: $63.2 million

Provincial Funding: CCS Fund: $223 million

Private Funding: $641.8 million (Enhance Energy), $305 million (Wolf Carbon Solutions)

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Fort Saskatchewan to Clive

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

This 240-kilometre pipeline will collect CO2 from industrial emitters in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and transport it to aging reservoirs throughout central and southern Alberta for secure storage in enhanced oil recovery projects.

At full capacity, the line will provide access to reservoirs capable of producing an additional one billion barrels of high-quality light crude oil. These reservoirs will safely and securely store 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year as the oil is produced. It will be the largest carbon capture and storage project in the world, storing six times more carbon dioxide than the Weyburn project in Saskatchewan.

In August of 2018, Enhance Energy announced a partnership with Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc. Under this agreement, Wolf will construct, own, and operate the CO2 capture and pipeline transportation assets. Enhance will continue to be the owner and operator of the CO2 utilization and sequestration portion of the ACTL project through its EOR operations.

Project Owner: Enhance Energy Inc.; Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc.

Engineer: Caber Engineering; SAW Engineering; BETA Tech Engineering

Project/Construction Manager: SAW Engineering (EPC management)

Other Key Players: WSP; North West Redwater Partnership’s Sturgeon Refinery; Agrium Inc.; LeighFisher; Land Solutions LP; BOSS Environmental; Worley; Scott Land; INTECH; McElhanney

Supplier Other: Siemens; MAN Diesel and Turbo; Comco Pipe and Supply; KTI Ltd; Exchanger Industries Ltd; Startech Refrigeration; Spectrum Process Systems

Transmission Line Length (km): 240

Financing Detail: With the addition of Wolf Carbon Solutions as a project partner, the funding has shifted to involve $305 million in investments from the CPPIB. Enhance Energy said that they will invest over $1 billion over the life of the project.

2020 Rank: 48

2019 Rank: 48

2018 Rank: 46

2017 Rank: 40

2016 Rank: 41

2015 Rank: 44