Industrial  Development

Industrial Development


Laying the foundations for production.

Industrial projects involve large-scale producers, manufacturers, and operators. These projects typically involve heavy loads, complex structures, and challenging environmental conditions. We support our industrial clients by providing environmental site assessments and remediation services, foundation and earthworks design, ground improvement techniques, materials engineering, construction quality control and assurance, and advanced instrumentation and testing services to understand and monitor ground conditions. We provide services for all aspects of industrial infrastructure, including roads, dams, ponds, pipelines, and underground services.

Our industrial experience includes ports, substations, oil and gas plants, power plants, rail terminals, and more.

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Site Remediation Services Former Sour Gas Plant

The former Westlock East Sour Gas Plant was a sour gas gathering and processing facility constructed in 1976. The plant was shut down in 2016. Historical assessments including soil and groundwater monitoring and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments identified 11 areas of potential environmental concern. Contaminants of concern in the soil included petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, amines, and salinity. In 2019, Thurber conducted site remediation activities including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, a remediation action plan, and an environmental risk management plan. Thurber was responsible for all project management related to the remediation.