Eco-Industrial Business Park is located within the Industrial Heartland of Alberta, containing significant medium and heavy industrial zoned land acreage consisting of mixed-use industrial services, oilfield waste treatment & disposal, pharmaceutical R & D, trans-loading, oil and gas services, processing and distribution industry presence.

The Brownfield redevelopment site, a former Celanese Acetate Plant, is located in the northeast portion of Edmonton, Alberta at 1250 Hayter Road, directly east of the North Saskatchewan River. Celanese Canada Inc. operated a chemical manufacturing and processing plant on the Site between 1953 and 2007.

The site has direct connection to major pipelines that connect Edmonton and the Heartland to the areas refineries, upgraders, and gas producers allowing Eco to host the oil and gas industry. Offering managed growth and development while controlling capital expense.


Site History


Celanese Edmonton Plant was once a vibrant industrial park employing thousands of local people but closed its main doors in 2003 and the methanol plant in 2007. The site was left abandoned and was classified as a contaminated underutilized commercial or industrial property, otherwise known as a Brownfield.

As the new owners, Eco Industrial Business Park Inc. has redeveloped and risk managed the site to an ecologically managed environmentally sustainable mixed-use industrial park. Various uses for the park include oil and gas related processes, petrochemical manufacturing and transloading facilities (storage, unloading and loading of products onto trucks, trains, for transportation) and much more.


Location


Situated in the geographic centre of both Alberta and Western Canada, Edmonton spans 700 square kilometers and is strategically located between the highly productive agricultural land of central Alberta and the resource rich north. Greater Edmonton is a metropolitan center with a population exceeding 1 million and encompassing 36 municipalities. It is the sixth largest metropolitan centre in the country averaging a 10% growth rate (Stats Canada).

Edmonton is home to a thriving business community, encompassing industry, government, and abundant service sectors. As Alberta’s capital city, it is the location of the provincial government and is a major hub in the transportation and oil and gas industry of Western Canada.

Much of Edmonton’s prosperity is attributed to what is known as the “Alberta Advantage”, the term used to describe the province’s business-friendly policies. Alberta has the lowest per capita debt in the country and is the only province to have a AAA credit rating from Standard and Poor’s. Alberta has no sales tax, no payroll tax, the second lowest small business tax in Canada at 3.0% and the second lowest general corporate tax rate at 10%.

There are 4 remaining parcels of land available for industrial development onsite. Each comes with easements for pipeline access & rail. Access to the 55 million cubic water diversion licence is negotiable.

Eco Industrial Business Park

Features


The park has unique characteristics that make it a prime redevelopment model site alike the remediation completed at Granville Island in Vancouver, the Distillery District in Toronto, and Dockside in Victoria.

What sets Eco Industrial Business Park apart from the competition is the existing self-sustaining infrastructures that include:

  • A well designed and inclusive on-site rail system with access to CN and CP Rail lines
  • Immediate access to planned transportation development of the Anthony Henday highway expansion
  • Immediate access to the Yellowhead Highway
  • Close proximity to several major crude oil and natural gas pipelines
  • Water diversion rights
  • Power utility connection
  • On-site waste water treatment facilities and connection to the City of Edmonton Gold Bar Waste Water Treatment Facility
  • Two class 1A licensed and ERCB approved deep injection wells for disposal of oilfield and industrial waste fluids
  • Heavy (IH) & Medium (IM) zoned land with riverfront development views

Midstream Hub/Oilfield Services Hub/ R&D Hub



Pipeline access


Strategically located in Edmonton, with close proximity to major midstream companies within the Alberta Industrial Heartland. The site has direct access to North American market corridors through established.


Oil Pipelines
Gas Pipelines
CN & CP Rail networks
Major oil and gas producers



Water


The site can draw water from the North Saskatchewan River under water diversion licensed by Alberta Environment. The licenses are provided for annual diversion of 5.5 million cubic meters of water at a rate of 0.97 cubic meters per second. The water diversion system includes a water intake station and a water treatment plant.



Power


The previous on-site powerhouse had the capability of producing district power and heat via steam generation. A tie into the EPCOR Power Grid and local power companies allows the site to be fully self-sustained and use 100% of its own on-site power generation with the ability to access a combination of power both on and off-site. The powerhouse also had the capacity to feed back to the Grid with unused power generated on-site. The power backbone infrastructure remains intact and could be reconnected.



Current & Future Development Plans


Eco Industrial Business Park Inc. (EIBPI) proactively risk managed the brownfield site through ensuring regulatory environmental compliance monitoring programs and control measures were undertaken.

EIBPI then successfully marketed and attracted midstream companies to the park and subsequently portions of the property were redeveloped into various midstream and downstream companies. This paved the way for continuing redevelopment opportunities, expansion of infrastructure in the park, and promoting future investment. The redevelopment of the brownfield site has generated employment opportunities to Albertans and in turn generated revenue in Alberta. Companies within EIBPI include:

  1. Kinder Morgan & Keyera Corp – (ADT JV) A joint venture of Kinder Morgan and Keyera Corp, with lands purchased from Eco Industrial Park. This crude oil rail loading facility is located within Sherwood Park, Alberta. Placed in service in 2014, the terminal is served by the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway networks and has a capacity of approximately 6,360 m³ (40,000 barrels per day (bpd)) to load and deliver crude oil products to markets and refineries across North America. There is potential for the terminal to expand its operations in the future through purchase of adjacent lands from EIBPI.
  2. Plains Midstream Canada ULC (PMC) is an industry leading transportation and midstream provider that specializes in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Land purchased form EIBPI was redeveloped to leverage the pipeline corridor.
  3. Gilead Alberta ULC. A research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. Land sold by EIBPI to Gilead was developed into a manufacturing facility that handles development and manufacturing of investigational drugs, supplies active pharmaceutical ingredients for clinical research programs and contributes to new product launch supplies.
  4. Pembina Pipeline Corporation – Pembina Pipeline is a transportation, midstream and gas service provider. It also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and NGL infrastructure and logistics business. Land purchased form EIBPI was redeveloped to leverage the pipeline corridor.
  5. CCS Midstream Services (Tervita) is an environmental solutions company that specializes in waste management for exploration and site development, production, abandonment & reclamation projects from upstream to downstream sectors. Its Edmonton facility was built on purchased land from EIBPI where it developed a Sludge Facility and Waste Transfer Stations.