Value Chain Solutions - Heartland Complex Expansion Project

Value Chain Solutions Inc. is proposing to expand its approved Heartland Project, a bitumen upgrader and refinery, located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, about 18 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan. As proposed, the Value Chain Solutions – Heartland Complex Expansion Project would increase the facility's input capacity by three hundred percent, bringing its total capacity to 119,240 m3/day or 750,000 barrels/day. The project would include activities such as the expansion of a petroleum storage facility, construction of administration and control room buildings and supporting infrastructure with laydown areas and parking, construction of railway loops, connections and loading facilities, and the drilling of additional water disposal wells.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

May 18, 2021 — The public comment period on the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and Plans is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received to inform the preparation of the final guidelines and plans that will be issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
46 Draft Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan PDF (866 KB) April 27, 2021
45 Draft Permitting Plan PDF (763 KB) April 16, 2021
44 Draft Public Participation Plan PDF (699 KB) April 15, 2021
43 Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.8 MB) April 15, 2021
40 Notice of Impact Assessment Decision with Reasons - March 15, 2021
37 Notice of Time Limit Resumption - March 4, 2021
39 Summary of the Detailed Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1 MB) February 22, 2021
38 Detailed Project Description and Response to Summary of Issues - Heartland Complex Expansion Project PDF (1.5 MB) February 22, 2021
34 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - January 22, 2021
32 Summary of Issues PDF (629 KB) December 17, 2020

List all records


Value Chain Solutions - Heartland Complex Expansion Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3

  • Location

    • 18 kilometres north east of Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Value Chain Solutions Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
Date modified: