The Clearwater Project will provide a range of opportunities for direct employment as well as contracting and supply relationships over its estimated 30-year operating life. AOS is committed to regional economic development and will employ local contractors and suppliers wherever possible, as well as actively recruiting locally for construction and operations positions.
The construction workforce for the Clearwater Project is estimated at up to 250 people. The capital cost is estimated at about $150 million. Construction crews will use local hotels, restaurants and hospitality providers, as there will be no need for company camps or other accommodation.
Upon commissioning, the project will employ a staff of 24 full-time personnel over three daily shifts. All of these will be well-paying positions. Approximately $42 million of the project’s $60 million in estimated annual operating costs will be spent locally.
We will keep local business informed of contract and supply opportunities through local advertising and through established business associations such as the Northeastern Aboriginal Business Association, Fort McMurray Today newspaper and our website.