AMECs board of directors visits key operations in Alberta

27/06/2013


Calgary, Alberta (28 June 2013) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, today announces that the company's board of directors completed a prescheduled, two-day visit to key operations in Alberta. In addition, the board also visited Fort McMurray and toured oil sands projects on which the company is working. The visit culminated in a full meeting of the board in Calgary yesterday.

John Connolly, AMEC Chairman said: "Calgary is AMEC's largest base in North America and home to more than 2,300 employees, many of whom have been impacted by the flooding, and our thoughts are with those who have been affected in Alberta. AMEC is committed to supporting the relief efforts, and members of our staff are volunteering their personal time to bring much needed support to those who have suffered."

Samir Brikho, AMEC Chief Executive added: "Calgary, and indeed Alberta, continues to be a priority market for us. We have spent a useful two days in the region during a very challenging time, understanding how our highly-skilled engineers, project managers and consultants support our customers, who include some of the largest producers in Alberta. We have been truly inspired by the people of Calgary, who have come together strongly to support one another in the midst of this crisis."

Over the last six decades, AMEC's oil sands business has grown to be a market-leading provider of project management, engineering, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) to Canadian oil sands producers. The company is a leader in mineable oil sands, having worked on the world's first oil sands mine in 1967 and on virtually every mineable lease in Alberta, Canada since 1991.

Additionally, AMEC has over 20 years of in situ mining expertise including development of facilities for non-conventional extraction methods, steam assisted gravity-drainage (SAGD) and cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) thermal recovery.
 
In addition to serving Alberta's oil sands, power generation and pipeline needs, AMEC provides engineering and geotechnical services in the transportation, infrastructure, water, government, health care and industrial sectors. AMEC works with all levels of government in the development of Alberta's roadway system, from rural and urban roads to a potential North-South Trade Corridor which extends from Grande Prairie to the US. Through our training and development consulting services, AMEC also helps improve employee productivity and reduce start-up times for projects.

Overall, Canada is AMEC's largest market, generating almost one-third of revenues.  With strong market positions in oil sands, mining, nuclear and renewables, AMEC has more than 7,500 employees in some 70 offices from St. John's to Nanaimo and has shared over a century of business with Canada delivering some of the region's largest, most important projects.

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