Fluor's scope included the utilities block, together with interface management. Fluor was also responsible for the engineering design specification phase. Utilities structures, involved in producing the bitumen, were used for electrical distribution, automation, and third-party product handling. Fluor also carried out front-end engineering and design, engineering, and procurement for these structures. The Fluor process team achieved reconfigurations and reissued process flow diagrams (PFDs). The project team also identified several opportunities to improve the internal rate of return for the project, including use of an innovative modular execution approach and an integrated EPFC solution with direct-hire construction and the use of a module assembly facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This was the first project to use the new modular execution approach in a distributed execution environment.
Additionally, the client mandated use of the AutoPLANT design platform, on which the Fluor project team excelled. This led the client to engage Fluor in the audit process on other project areas. Excellent client relations resulted in sole source negotiation of the EPFC scope of the project for Fluor.