North West Redwater Partnership operates the Sturgeon I upgrader refinery, which is located in Alberta, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated upgrader owned by Canadian Natural Resources and others. The refinery started operations in 2017 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.98. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 79
Hydrocracker (mbd): 34
Hydrotreater (mbd): 49

The capacity of the Sturgeon I refinery is expected to remain the same as 79mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Sturgeon I upgrader refinery

The Sturgeon I refinery upgrader witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About North West Redwater Partnership

North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) is a downstream energy company. It manages and operates Sturgeon refinery that processes raw bitumen into higher value products. Its products include low-carbon, ultra-low sulphur diesel, low sulphur vacuum gas oil, diluent, and light end products such as propane, butane, and ethane. The company developed a bitumen processing solution for production of ultra-low sulphur fuels while incorporating a carbon dioxide (CO2) solution with integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS). It supplies produced carbon dioxide to the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line system. It is a joint venture between North West Refining Inc and CNR (Redwater) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. NWR is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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