We Build the Most Challenging Projects in the World

Since 1989 the JV Driver Group, through its companies JV Driver Projects and DFB Driver, has constructed some of the most challenging and complex projects in the world. With offices across North America, our deep experience and expertise in all key industrial sectors has allowed us to successfully deliver projects for leading players like Shell, Exxon, CNRL, Dow, Suncor and many others. We are able to do this through our integrated model that provides fabrication and both on-site and off-site module construction. This approach, coupled with innovative and flexible labour strategies, results in efficiencies that allow us to lower costs while maintaining quality and schedule.

Our Core Purpose is to “Think Different, Build Better” and we are constantly looking for ways to lower project cost and duration while at the same time improve quality and safety. Our systematic approach through our Think Different, Build Better Program allows us to develop and implement ground-breaking approaches and tools.  These approaches are both created internally and through the adoption of best practices from around the globe. This approach to innovation creates the focus to get world class results for our clients.

Highlights

Over 25 years of industry experience
World class safety with a 2015 TRIR of 0.15
Over 20 years without a lost time incident
Demonstrated, systematic innovation in construction methods
Timely access to key resources through innovative labour approaches
Many successful projects with major players

JV DRIVER GROUP INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

Oil and Gas Plant

Oil and Gas

JV Driver Group has been executing successful projects in the Oil and Gas sector for over 20 years. These include large and small capital projects with both additions to existing facilities and green field. We have the capability and experience to execute projects at all points in the production process –  up, mid and downstream.  Successful projects ranging from large mining and extraction facilities to the largest and most advanced SAGD recovery and power production installations. In executing this work the JV Driver group has led the way in construction innovation including flexible labour strategies, construction execution and safety performance.

A Sample of our Oil and Gas Projects

Hangingstone

Fort McMurray, AB

JACOS

JV Driver successfully completed constructing the Hangingstone SAGD expansion for JACOS. The scope of this project includes steel and pipe fabrication, module construction and site construction and installation. The site construction includes all Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation.

Shell Albian Sands

Fort McMurray, AB

Shell

JV Driver completed the AOSP Expansion project, this was a 4 billion dollar expansion of the existing Shell Albian facility. It included the Jackpine Mine, new extraction, tailings, froth and utilities facilities. Phase 1 ran from Q3 2006 to Q2 2010.

We were the General Contractor for the extraction and tailings portion of this project and was responsible for the completion of all aspects of the project, including civil, mechanical, structural, tankage, electrical and instrumentation.

Our scope was approximately 8 million man-hours. JV Driver was involved with the entire scope of this project, including both labour strategies and constructability. The project was completed meeting schedule and budget milestones, while ensuring quality and safety, with less than 0.5% rework, productivity over 1.15 and no Lost Time Incidents.

JVD Fabricators completed all fabrication and module construction for JVD’s scope of work, including 22 Extraction Modules, 9 Tailings Pump Houses and 49 Froth Modules.

Carmon Creek

Peace River, AB

Shell

We are currently constructing the Carmon Creek Project – a vertical well steam drive facility that will produce up to 80,000 barrels per day of bitumen (12,600 cubic meters). The scope includes all Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Piping Electrical and Instrumentation with constructability and workface planning already in progress. The project also involved the installation of 3 200+ MW Gas Turbine Generators and 3 HRSG Boilers for the Steam Injection System.

Horizon Extraction

Ft.McKay, AB

CNRL

JV Driver completed the CNRL Extraction Plant which consisted of 2 primary separation cells, flotation cells, 20 pipe rack modules, hot water facility, electrical substation, and emergency dump sump.

We were involved in this project from the early stages of development providing constructability support, labour strategies and construction services. Our scope was as the general contractor, providing civil, structural, piping and mechanical services. We also provided the off-site fabrication and module assembly for this project. JV Driver’s scope included over 1,000,000 craft man-hours.

Having been involved with the entire scope of work, JV Driver was engaged for the entire 4-year life of the project, during that time there were no changes in the Productivity Units. To add to the success, JV Driver was the first to turn over a silo for commissioning, and did so with no rework and a weld repair of less than 1%. The project was completed on time and on schedule with no Lost Time Incidents.

Nabiye

Cold Lake, AB

Imperial Oil Resources

JV Driver completed the new steam-generation, bitumen-processing and water treatment facilities to support the In-Situ oil extraction process in Cold Lake. JVD’s scope of work included earthworks, foundations, structural, piping, mechanical, modules, pipe and steel fabrication. The mechanical equipment being used included 2 GE turbines, 2 HRSGs, 1 OTSG, field-erected tanks and an Ecodyne Hot Lime Softener. Additional services provided are procurement of bulk materials and responsibilities as prime contractor.

JVD Fabricators also completed all fabrication and module construction for this project

Devon Jackfish

Conklin, AB

Devon

JV Driver completed the Jackfish project, a 35,000 barrel-per-day SAGD.

We were responsible for the entire scope of construction and self-performed all but the electrical and instrumentation. This work included all civil foundations and structural work required in the erection of the structures. In addition, JV Driver executed all work in the piping and mechanical scope, utilizing a 300 ton 2250 Manitowoc, with a maximizer, for the installation of modules and vessels from 100-250 tons. All rigging studies were conducted by JV Driver.

We utilized constructability reviews during the engineering phase to identify and implement cost effective solutions, including a patented form system, reducing costs and ensuring the project schedule.

Kearl Lake

Fort McMurray, AB

Krupp Canada

JV Driver completed the Structural and Mechanical erection of the Slurry Prep Plant and the OPP Conveyor System for the Crusher and Surge Bin at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake facility. The 4 story structure is a 64,200 square foot plant with a 0.7 km conveyor line. JV Driver’s scope included piping, mechanical, civil and structural work. The project incorporated over 30,000 inches of pipe of varying commodities and 1,900 tonnes of structural steel.

Chemical

As in the oil and gas, JV Driver Group has been executing successful projects in the chemical sector for many years. These include projects large and small including one of the largest hydrogen plants in the world for CNRL and our recently acquired work on an ethane cracker for Dow on the Gulf Coast. A successful track record, an integrated fabrication/construction offering, world class safety, geographic reach and constant innovation make JV Driver Group a leader in chemical plant construction.

A Sample of our Chemical Projects

Williams Deethanizer

Redwater, AB

Williams Energy

The turnkey scope included fabrication of over 40 modules, a 5 day turnaround in the existing plant and new construction that included the installation of over 750 piles and the setting of the modules.

LEP Project

Fort McMurray, AB

Williams Energy

We completed the Williams Energy LEP Project, this work was the front end of Redwater Project – ethane collection from the Suncor Coker. The scope for this project included construction composed of all disciplines.

MNU Plant 64

Fort McMurray, AB

Suncor

We constructed Suncor Energy’s MNU Plant 64. The plot area measured 300 feet by 200 feet and incorporated 35,000 ft. of pipe of various types. The mechanical equipment included all types of equipment from pumps and compressors to exchangers. In addition we provided procurement services.

Horizon Hydrogen

Ft.McKay, AB

CNRL

The CNRL Horizon H2 Plant is a 144,000 MMSCFD plant including a reformer, 2 compressors and a PSA facility.

For this project, JV Driver was the general contractor providing civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and finishes. Our scope included over 859 metric tons of support steel, 21 modules, 1,000 concrete piles, 3,500 cu. meters of concrete foundations, 50,000 ft. of piping, construction of the reformer and pressure parts.

Due to high performance, and a record of completing jobs on schedule, more work was continually added to our scope. We took over several of the electrical scopes of work during the project, at which time we successfully mobilized over 150 electricians in less than 3 weeks.

The project involved a large amount of alloy welding which was completed with no rework and a weld repair of less than 1%. Further, our scope was completed with 0 Lost Time Accidents and a TRIR of 0.6. Adding to the Safety and Quality accomplishments, during the project JV Driver broke Technip’s world record for most tubes stabbed in 1 day (48 in a single day).

Mining

Mining

We have been effectively executing work in the mining sector for over 25 years. In this time the team has had successful projects in hard and soft mining, refining and material handling facilities for uranium, gold, potash, copper and oil sands. JV Driver executed these projects utilizing all trades and disciplines. Most recently, JV Driver successfully completed a large mine optimization project for Teck at their Highland Valley facility in Kamloops B.C.

A Sample of our Mining Projects

Highland Valley Copper

Logan Lake, B.C.

Teck

In a joint venture with Fluor Canada, JV Driver Group completed a construction contract for Highland Valley Copper which has an open pit copper molybdenum facility at Logan Lake. The scope included the installation of a new pebble crushing facility, upgrades in the existing grinding building, a new floatation facility, upgrades to the existing regent area and a new 138KV transformer. The project had a crew of between 700-900 with over 1,000,000 direct man-hours, consisting of civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical disciplines.

K2 Mine Expansion

Esterhazy, SK

Mosaic

We constructed the Compactor Building for the Esterhazy K2 Mine Expansion. Our scope for the 9-story structure included the piping, mechanical, chutes, ducting and a portion of the structural steel. The project incorporated over 3,000 ft. of pipe. The mechanical equipment included multiple drag chain conveyors and elevators. In addition to the construction scope of work we provided purchasing and expediting services to our client.

Belle Plaine Expansion

Belle Plaine, SK

Mosaic

JV Driver was awarded the Phase 1 Expansion to the Belle Plaine facility. The primary purpose of the expansion is to increase the water availability to the mine field in order to allow further solution mining. The award included the following scope:

      • Two Salt Water Disposal Wells. Our scope is the piling, civil, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and cladding
      • One Reclaim Brine Pump House. Our scope is the piling, civil, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and cladding
      • Power House, including the setting of a package boiler. Our scope is the piling, civil, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and cladding
      • Process Water Building. This building includes two tanks, one a raw water storage tank and the other, the hot water storage tank. Our scope is the piling, civil, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and cladding
      • 138 KV Substation. Our scope is the piling, civil, structural steel, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and cladding.

In addition, to the construction scope of work we are providing constructability, purchasing and expediting services to our client.

Shell Albian Sands

Fort McMurray, AB

Shell

The AOSP Expansion project was a $4B dollar expansion of the existing Shell Albian facility. It included the Jackpine Mine, new extraction, tailings, froth and utilities facilities. Phase 1 ran from Q3 2006 to Q2 2010.

We were the general contractor for the extraction and tailings portion of this project and was responsible for the completion of all aspects of the project, including civil, mechanical, structural, tankage, electrical and instrumentation.

Our scope was approximately 8 million man-hours. JV Driver was involved with the entire scope of this project, including both labour strategies and constructability. The project was completed meeting schedule and budget milestones, while ensuring quality and safety, with less than 0.5% rework, productivity over 1.15 and no Lost Time Incidents.

JV Driver Fabricators completed all fabrication and module construction for JV Driver’s scope of work, including 22 Extraction Modules, 9 Tailings Pump Houses and 49 Froth Modules.

Uranium Mine

McArthur River, SK

Cameco

In a joint venture with English River Constructors, JV Driver Group built the Uranium Slurry Loadout Facility for Cameco Corporation. Using JV Driver Group innovative labour strategies was key to the success of this project.

The facility included the largest pachuca tanks ever built in Canada and a 100’ high concrete containment wall that was constructed through extreme weather conditions. Full civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, and instrumentation services were provided for the project.

The job was completed in 11 months through an extreme winter, with no Lost Time Accidents.

Power

We have significant experience power generation, transmission and distribution projects from several sources including gas, biomass, run of the river, hydro, and wind. We have installed over 20 turbines, ranging from 10MW to 200MW, for clients such as Shell, Imperial Oil, and Weyerhaeuser. Through this extensive experience we have become a recognized leader in this space.

A Sample of our Power Projects

Carmon Creek

Peace River, AB

Shell

JV Driver was awarded the power scope for Carmon Creek Project – a vertical well steam drive facility that will produce up to 80,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The power scope is for the installation of 3,200+ MW gas turbine generators and 3 HRSG boilers for the steam injection system.

Nabiye

Cold Lake, AB

Imperial Oil Resources

JV Driver has completed the new steam-generation, bitumen-processing and water treatment facilities to support the In-Situ oil extraction process in Cold Lake. The power scope included 2 GE turbines, 2 HRSGs, 1 OTSG, field erected tanks and an Ecodyne Hot Lime Softener. We also executed other significant fabrication and construction scope.

Grande Prairie GPEOP

Grande Prairie, AB

Weyerhaeuser

We completed the installation of the 50MW Dresser Rand Turbo-generator for Weyerhaeuser. The scope of this project included all new foundations, site scaffolding, all piping (including mill tie-ins), a structural pipe-bridge and tower installation, as well as the mechanical installation of the 50 MW Turbo-generator. This work was later expanded to include the construction of a seven effect evaporator set, condensers, tanks and a cool tower. JV Driver’s scope includes Civil, Structural, Piping, Mechanical, Scaffolding and Insulation.

Turbine and Generator

Athabasca, AB

Alberta Pacific Forest Ltd.

JV Driver completed the installation of a 35 MW steam turbine and generator. The civil, concrete and mechanical scope included piers and pier caps, floor slabs with approximately 120 tons of rebar, steam piping and installation of an air condensing cooler, the generator and turbine. The project incorporated over 20,000 inches of pipe.

Green Energy Project

Castlegar, B.C

Zellstoff

JV Driver completed the installation of a 35 MW steam turbine and generator. The civil, concrete and mechanical scope included piers and pier caps, floor slabs with approximately 120 tons of rebar, steam piping and installation of an air condensing cooler, the generator and turbine. The project incorporated over 20,000 inches of pipe.

Green Power Project

Prince George, B.C.

Canfor

Prince George Green Power Project was a mill upgrade to produce electrical power using a steam turbine generator.

We acted as general contractor for this project, which included civil, mechanical, structural, and architectural aspects. Specifically, the project required numerous plant upgrades and the scope of work included structural supply and erection, equipment foundation demolition and installation, mechanical and piping supply and installation. This project also entailed the installation of a recovery boiler, concentrator equipment and upgrades to the existing evaporator system.

Forest Products

With over 25 years of  experience in the forest products sector, we have completed projects in many areas of production, including pulp and aper, OSB and solid wood. These capital projects have been for industry leaders like Canfor, Weyerhaeuser and Alpac. We started in the forest product sector and this long and deep experience gives us a unique perspective and capability to work effectively with clients recognizing the constraints that are present in the industry. We know how to save clients money without compromising safety, quality or schedule.

A Sample of our Forest Products Projects

Grande Prairie GPEOP

Grande Prairie, AB

Weyerhaeuser

JV Driver completed a new 50MW Dresser Rand Turbo-generator for Weyerhaeuser. The scope of this project included all new foundations, site scaffolding, all piping (including mill tie-ins), a structural pipe-bridge and tower installation, as well as the mechanical installation of the 50 MW Turbo-generator. This work was later expanded to include the construction of a seven effect evaporator set, condensers, tanks and a cool tower. The structure is 250 feet by 50 feet at various heights. JV Driver’s scope includes Civil, Structural, Piping, Mechanical, Scaffolding and Insulation. The Mechanical equipment includes an evaporator set supplied by HPD.

Turbine and Generator

Athabasca, AB

Alberta Pacific Forest Ltd.

JV Driver completed the installation of a new 35 MW steam Turbine and Generator. This scope included the Civil, Rebar and Mechanical portion of work related to the installation of the Turbine and Generator at their mill near Athabasca, Alberta. The structure measures 6,850 square feet. JVD’s scope included piers and pier caps for the Turbine and Generator, floor slabs and installation of approximately 120 tons of rebar, as well as the installation of steam piping and an air condensing cooler and the installation of the generator and turbine. The project incorporated over 20,000 inches of pipe of varying commodities

Green Energy Project

Castlegar, B.C

Zellstoff

The Zellstoff Celgar, Green Energy Project mechanical installation was awarded to JVD Installations Inc in March 2010. The project initially consisted of the mechanical installation of a 48MW Shin Nippon Condensing Turbine and Brush Generator and all ancillary piping and equipment installations. Upon mobilization to site for mechanical installation JVDII was also awarded the electrical installation package consisting of the installation of all high voltage cables, control and power cabling, switch gear, power control and DCS installations, as well as all field terminations associated with the turbine/generator and ancillary equipment. The turbine started commissioning in September 2010 and to date has met all of its regulatory requirements for output and has met or exceeded the stringent mechanical quality parameters set out by Shin Nippon Turbines and Brush Getnerators.

Green Power Project

Prince George, B.C.

Canfor

Prince George Green Power Project was a Mill upgrade to produce electrical power using a steam turbine generator.

JV Driver acted as the general contractor for this project responsible for the completion of all aspects of the project including civil, mechanical, structural, and architectural. The project required numerous plant upgrades and the scope of work included structural supply and erection, equipment foundation demolition and installation, mechanical and piping supply and installation. This project also entailed the installation of a recovery boiler, concentrator equipment and upgrades to the existing evaporator system.

Grande Prairie GPOP

Grande Prairie, AB

Weyerhaeuser

The Grande Prairie Optimization Project is an environmental and efficiency project. The centerpiece of the environmental portion of the project is a two-vessel oxygen delignification system with pre and post oxygen washing, which significantly reduces effluent color. The efficiency portion of the project is a combination of many elements, involving the chemical, recovery, utilities, fibreline and machine room areas.

JVD acted as the general contractor for this project, responsible for the completion of all aspects of the project including civil, mechanical, structural, tankage, electrical, and instrumentation. This scope included the replacement of all piping in the brownstock area, and incorporated re-building the bleach washers, innovatively replacing the chip bin and an expansive heavy lift schedule.