Students

Industry Tours

Industry tours have been pre-arranged with various facilities and are open to all Conference participants, particularly students. All tour buses will depart from the Fredericton Convention Centre. Please visit the Program Information Desk to register for the tours and find out department times.

Registration

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Be sure to sign up early as tours will fill up quickly. Companies have requested that a list of participants be sent prior to the tours so sign-up will be open until 14:00 on Monday.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as buses depart on schedule.

NB Power

Mactaquac Hydro Dam2
Keswick Ridge, N.B.

Tuesday, October 22

Check final time in program book
Closed toe shoes are required.
Maximum number of participants: 45

Mactaquac is the largest hydroelectric generating station in the Maritime Provinces and is located 19 kilometres up the Saint John River from Fredericton. "Mactaquac", a Maliseet word meaning "big branch", was the name given to the stream that flows into the Saint John River, and now forms part of the Mactaquac headpond. The headpond offers ample recreational activities throughout the year. Fish collection facilities have been incorporated at Mactaquac to help the river's salmon stocks. This dam supplies electricity to approximately 20% of New Brunswick’s energy demand through it’s 6 large turbines which can produce a total of 653 MW of electricity. The vast concrete structure which stands 40 m tall is currently experiencing a very unique expanding concrete problem, known as Alkalai-Aggregate-Reactions (AAR). This requires an aggressive maintenance program to try and maintain the life expectancy of the dam. Representatives from NB Power will be offering a technical tour of the site which will cover the power house, turbines and the effects of AAR on the dam wall.

Irving Oil

Saint John, N.B.

Tuesday, October 22

Check final time in program book
Closed toe shoes are required.
Maximum number of participants: 45

Located in Saint John, New Brunswick, the Irving Oil Refinery is the largest in Canada and is capable of producing more than 300,000 barrels of energy products per day. Built in 1960, the refinery has seen multiple expansions and upgrades to get it to where it is today. The refinery has also been designated as a possible location to aid in getting Alberta’s oil to reach other markets. The Irving Oil Refinery was the first Canadian refinery to accomplish numerous achievements such as being recognized as the “Refinery of the Year” by Hart World Fuels, offering low – sulphur gasoline and diesel, receiving the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award and many more. Representatives from Irving Oil will be offering a technical tour of the refinery.

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