Building Magazine


Supermetal to build a new facility in Leduc, Alberta

Supermetal Structures Inc. has been awarded the contract to fabricate and erect the structural steel for the United Horsemen of Alberta’s Racing Entertainment Centre in Balzac near Calgary, by Clark Builders. The facility will accommodate over 10,000 racing and entertainment enthusiasts and employ up to 5,000 people with the adjacent shopping mall. The first of 1,900 tons of steel is expected to arrive on-site in the spring of this year with substantial completion by year end.

Also in Alberta, the company has been selected by Hitachi America to fabricate the turbine, pump house, water treatment and control room buildings at the Epcor/ TransAlta owned, Keephills 3 expansion. The tonnage for the 4 buildings is approximately 3,300 tons combined. Supermetal is anticipating complete delivery of the steel by October 2008 for the new 450 MW coal-fired generating facility.

The company, which already operates a major plant in Edmonton, will support its growing presence in Alberta by moving to a new, 5,000 tons state-of-the-art facility in the North Leduc Business Park, by the beginning of April. Currently under construction, the facility will be able to maneuver structural skids and modules efficiently, a necessary requirement for the oil sands’ pipe rack projects, and will have improved lay down and storage capacity in comparison to its existing Edmonton facility.

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