Suncor Base Mine Extension Project

Suncor Energy Inc. is proposing to develop the Base Mine Extension Project to sustain the supply of bitumen to the existing upgraders at Suncor's Oil Sands Base Plant operation (Base Plant). The project includes an open-pit mining operation and associated infrastructure to supply bitumen to new froth production facilities and various other production facilities at the existing Base Plant. The project is located adjacent to existing Base Plant operations approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Project construction is expected to start in 2026 and its footprint is anticipated to be approximately 30 000 hectares.


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Latest update

May 31, 2021 – The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has commenced an impact assessment for the Suncor Base Mine Extension Project and has issued the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and required plans for the preparation of the Impact Statement.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
142 Notice of Commencement of an Impact Assessment - May 31, 2021
141 Permitting Plan PDF (732 KB) May 31, 2021
140 Cooperation Plan PDF (517 KB) May 31, 2021
139 Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan PDF (937 KB) May 31, 2021
138 Public Participation Plan PDF (800 KB) May 31, 2021
137 Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines - May 31, 2021
116 Notice of Time Limit Resuming - May 10, 2021
89 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons (Updated: April 30, 2021) - April 1, 2021
84 Virtual Information Sessions Documents (updated April 6, 2021) - March 16, 2021
75 Notice of Referral to Review Panel - January 28, 2021
65 Summary of the Detailed Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2 MB) July 23, 2020
64 Detailed Project Description of a Designated Project and Responses to Summary of Issues PDF (6.9 MB) July 23, 2020
54 Summary of Issues PDF (142 KB) May 11, 2020

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Contacts

Suncor Base Mine Extension Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin St, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 343-549-5813
Email: basemine-minebase@iaac-aeic.gc.ca


  • Location

    • 3 kilometres north of Fort McMurray (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2020-03-02
  • Proponent

    Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact assessment by Review Panel
  • Reference Number

    80521

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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