The first of its kind in Canada, the Heartland Petrochemical Complex will be designed to convert locally sourced, low-cost propane into approximately 525,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene, a high value, easy to transport plastic. Polypropylene is used in the manufacturing of a wide range of finished products, such as consumer packaging, textiles, automobile components, medical equipment and currency.
Construction of the complex is well underway at our Strathcona County site, near Inter Pipeline’s existing Redwater Olefinic Fractionator. It is anticipated that over 13,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created for Canadians over the construction period.
At Inter Pipeline, we understand that safety and environmental protection are top priorities for our employees, customers, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.
Like every project that we carry out, an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) has been crafted and implemented for the construction of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex. The EPP describes the environmental protection measures to be carried out by Inter Pipeline, our contractors and subcontractors during construction activities.
This EPP was developed to include general and site-specific environmental protection measures based on past project experience, approval conditions associated with the Complex, standard industry practices, and input from stakeholders and regulators. Accordingly, compliance with the EPP will ensure that environmental protection and mitigation measures and environmental commitments are taken into account by Inter Pipeline and its contractors.
The EPP provides environmental management practices, mitigation measures and planning tools to assist contractors to conduct work in an environmentally acceptable manner.
For more information on Inter Pipeline’s Sustainability reporting and practices, please see our latest Sustainability Report