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Suncor to restart operations

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Suncor to restart operations

Suncor is beginning the remobilization process of its employees to support the staged restart of its operations in the RMWB according to a release by the company last night.

The evacuation order was lifted by the Regional Emergency Operations Centre the evening of May 20.

In addition, Suncor continues to assess the situation, including fire risk, air quality, employee mobility, accommodations and services for employees and contractors.

Steve Williams, Suncor president and chief executive officer says getting employees back to work is an important part of the process to get things back to normal in Fort McMurray.

Suncor employees currently in the region are completing the pre-work necessary for the safe and staged restart of operations.

There has been no damage to Suncor’s assets and enhanced fire mitigation work has been conducted at all of its sites. Fire risk close to the base plant facility has been significantly mitigated as little fuel to support a fire remains in the area. Critical third party pipeline and power infrastructure have largely been restored and the company expects lodges near our base plant facility to be ready to house workers within a few days.

Construction activities at Suncor’s Fort Hills mine continued ramping up over the weekend.

Syncrude is also in the process of planning its return to operations.

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