The Industry City Alberta Corp (ICA) land development footprint consists of approximately 20,000 acres of industrial zoned land. Set within Lamont county, ICA is set to become Alberta’s foremost places to do business due to its enormous size and strategically planned approach to create a hub for manufacturing, argi-business, energy, midstream industry, transport & logistics, support services and international trade as well as opportunities across a number of other industry sectors.


Vision


With its enormous land size, access to CN & CP rail, Salt Cavern storage potential and strategically planned partnership development approach, Industry City Alberta opens up opportunity to attract large scale industries to Alberta and will inevitably become one of Alberta’s foremost places to do business. We envision a diversified Alberta economy and ICA will strive to attract and drive innovative growth opportunities for local communities as well as larger international investment. ICA is set to become a major Canadian economic hub for manufacturing, logistics and trade across a number of sectors.

Industry City Alberta is designed to add value by offering local and international businesses efficient access to local, regional and international markets. With a low operating cost environment designed, to simplify the process of doing business, Industry City Alberta is expected to revolutionize what a large scale, vertically and horizontally integrated business park can achieve and deliver.

Industry City Alberta combines world-class infrastructure, multimodal connectivity, direct connection to one of the West coast’s most advanced ports, and a wide range of features aimed to improve business efficiency.
A world-class transportation infrastructure underpins Industry City Alberta’s multimodal connectivity to roads, ports and rail networks ensuring easy accessibility to and from Industry City Alberta.

ICA Team’s Vision for Development

Within five years, ICA will be an integrated market and leading site for new industrial plant and infrastructure development in central Alberta – a key, highly valued and logistical efficient Industrial Hub and Gateway for Western Canada resource and manufacturing sectors.


On-Site Infrastructure


Location Advantage

Strategically located directly east of one of the fastest growing industrial counties in Alberta, Strathcona County, Industry City Alberta opens up new opportunities for industrial expansion in a less congested location.

Within the Alberta Industrial Heartland, Industry City Alberta is your opportunity to be part of a world-class center. With its enormous size and carefully planned approach, Industry City Alberta is set to become one of the world’s foremost industrial zones and a hub for manufacturing, logistics, and trade across a number of sectors.

Industry City Alberta opens the door to global connectivity through highway, rail, and pipeline access. Highways and railroads leading to western seaports from Mexico to British Columbia, Canada, and eastern seaports from Florida, USA to Quebec, Canada expanding any local business to an international market opportunity.

Competitive continental and international markets are made possible by Industry City Alberta due to multi-transport connectivity. Industry City Alberta provides business with the day-to-day choice of moving product in the most cost effective way, whether it be by highway, railroad, or pipeline.

Centre for Western Canada Energy Processing

  • Industry City Alberta area encompasses in excess of 20,000 acres of land zoned for heavy industrial development
  • New opportunities from an abundance of competitively priced natural gas and natural gas liquids
  • Processing of by-products and off-gas produced by upgrading
  • Processing centre for bitumen upgrading and oil sands logistics designed to move bitumen up the value chain into refined products for export
  • Utilities infrastructure included: power, natural gas, telecommunication, potable water, industrial process water, storm water systems, groundwater system, combined wastewater, & sewage treatment.

Pipelines, Terminals and Storage

  • Salt formations underlie the region making it an excellent location for petrochemical storage and processing
  • Centre for pipeline terminals for natural gas, oil, bitumen, diluent and refined products
  • Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, Access Pipelines, TransCanada, Inter Pipe­line, and other pipeline companies have centres in and around the area
  • Plains Midstream, Keyera Energy and Williams Energy all have NGL processing centres in and around the area
  • The region potentially connects to hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen pipeline infrastructure
  • C1 to C4 pipeline systems interconnect the region

Rail Connections

  • Home to both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railroads
  • Several major logistic centres for transfer and movement of products
  • Central hub with close access to the Ports of: Vancouver, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert on the Canadian west coast as well as direct connec­tions to the US, Midwest

Highway Connections

  • 8 miles of property fronting Highway 831
  • 10 miles of property fronting Highway 45
  • Main heavy haul route to Fort McMurray and Cold Lake

Power Connections

  • 4 miles of property traversed by ATCO high voltage transmitting lines
  • Connected to the North American power grid

Local Advantages

Industry City Alberta is located in the Alberta Heartland Industrial area, which is one of the world’s most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil, and gas investment opportunities. It is also Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. The region’s 40+ companies, several being world scale, provide fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals and more to provincial and global consumers.

Over the past several decades, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland has grown into Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. Situated northeast of the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton, the region’s geographic footprint covers 582 square kilometres (225 square miles).

The Heartland is within Alberta’s Capital Region, the northernmost metropolitan area of Canada and home to over 1.1 million people.
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland industrial zoned land extends into five different municipalities.

The region is home to 40+ companies in a variety of sectors, including producing and processing oil, gas, and petrochemicals, as well as advanced manufacturing. Since 1958, world renowned companies have chosen to locate and invest over $30 billion, to date, in the Heartland due to the natural advantages it offers.
The location of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region is advantageous due to convenient and cost effective access to one of the world’s richest natural resources – Alberta’s oilsands.

Additional location benefits include:

  • Cost effective secure petroleum and petrochemical feedstock
  • Excellent road, rail and pipeline connections to global markets
  • Access to a skilled and motivated workforce
  • Competitive operating and tax environment
  • Close proximity to one of North American’s fastest growing metropolitan areas

Innovation Clusters


Vertical Integration / Cluster Evolution

Vertically integrated cluster offers a number of important benefits. Each cluster is focused on a key primary industry, with a number of related midstream and downstream processes located close by. Other suppliers and service companies involved in each stage of the value chain will also be encouraged to establish operations in the cluster. Industrial advantage is created throughout the industry value chain as follows:

  • Anchor tenants: Anchor tenants produce basic materials that are key to continued growth and development
  • Value-added: Nearby mid-stream producers take the basic materials as feedstock and produce value-added products
  • Finished goods: Downstream producers, located nearby in the cluster, produce finished goods using the added value products
  • Providing support: Specialized companies providing services and goods to support the companies in the value chain are additionally located close by.

Industry City Alberta’s siting advantages


OIL AND GAS

  • Midstream: Ideal place to build midstream infrastructure such as processing plants, gathering lines, compression and storage, since the location offers ease of access to major pipeline corridor.
  • Downstream: Building refineries in this location will perfectly situate the owner to benefit from direct access to oil sand, pipelines and major road access. Also taking advantage of current low oil prices and labour market will definitely be an advantage.
  • Oilfield Services: Having large storage capacity at this location with access to two major highways and both CN and CP rail will give competitive advantage to Oilfield Service providers storing and moving large drilling equipment, or transporting new equipment in from any where in the world with low delivery costs.

MANUFACTURING

  • Manufacturing: The location of Industry City Alberta falls within growing local demand and Alberta’s attractive low utility costs. This creates combined opportunities and benefits for manufacturing companies.
  • Food: The ability to develop and manufacture food products locally will offer companies a significant advantage compared to the cost of importing them.
  • Engineered Metal: Industry City Alberta vertically integrated engineered metals cluster has been master planned to offer metal manufacturing and fabrication industries significant commercial advantages.

COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL

  • Centralized Access: Industry City Alberta is surrounded by two major highways (highway 45 and highway 831) and two major railways (CN & CP) which provide access to and from major cities and towns. This makes it a perfect location for hotels, restaurant, gas stations and other repair shops, etc.
  • Offices & Commercial: Smaller clusters or industries that do not fit the standard vertically integrated cluster definition can still take advantage of the Industry City Alberta benefits.
  • Logistics: The trade and logistics operations necessary to support industries locating to Industry City Alberta are key to the future development of import/export.

PETROCHEMICAL

Having Petrochemical facilities on site strategically located in close proximity to large-scale petrochemical producers will support a range of downstream processors and chemical manufacturers. Alberta currently has approximately over 30 chemical and petrochemical producers in Alberta.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Innovative Focus: Alberta is aligning its stance in the global market by focusing on innovation which requires Research and Development Centres to attract innovators and researchers. This location, in the heart of Canada, will give an opportunity to connect with the rest of the world.
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Equipment: Industry City Alberta’s focus on health and its high population growth are twin drivers of its interest in the pharmaceutical and healthcare equipment industries.

UTILITIES

  • Utility Support: Arteries of pipelines and power grids run within the location, including water pipes alongside highway 15. Access to these utilities will be a plus to accommodate medium to large scale industrial, manufacturing, commercial and/or retail customers.
  • Salt Cavern Storage: Industry City Alberta knows that above ground storage is the way of the past and salt cavern storage is the way of the future.
  • Innovative Power: Industry City Alberta is looking into the future to develop innovative power resources. Innovative power generators like solar and wind.

Creating Economies of Proximity

Clustering per se is known to encourage productivity and produce profitable synergy between supplier and customer businesses. The gathering of collective expertise creates a business environment that fosters the innovation of skills and talent. Vertically integrated clustering is structured to create economies of proximity by ensuring efficient supply lines and encouraging timely availability of components and process materials.