September 2017

 

Welcome to the newest edition of ONEC Advantage – our newsletter that highlights the most exciting news, achievements and information from ONEC. We hope this quick summary provides you with a deeper insight into the projects we do and how we can support you.

2017 has been a difficult year for business and Alberta overall.  Suppressed oil prices, uncertainty in government policy and tax changes have proved to be a challenging landscape for everyone.  As our markets and economies changed, ONEC demonstrated its versatility and responsiveness to the changing times.  We ventured into new areas over the last year in response to the market and our client needs.

CORE BUSINESS

ONEC’s core business has been completing maintenance and capital projects in local industrial markets.  With the downturn, we could see this market decreasing. To compensate, we added several services in other markets including building systems, midstream and renewable energy engineering.  We have also added key partnerships with Indigenous companies to expand both our geographic opportunities and engagement of local firms. Below is an update on these strategic expansions.

BUILDING SYSTEMS


ONEC saw potential for further growth and expansion in the Building Systems starting in the renovations markets. Since our start, we have increased staff and have moved to a new location in St. Albert. Building Systems is rapidly growing and has added a new structural team and expanded their electrical team with the addition of a new electrical engineer.  This new St. Albert space will allow them to have better area coverage in the city and will help to foster a better relationship with new and potential clients.  One of our larger projects was the renovation of the Enoch Arena which saw renovations including a new ice plant and HVAC systems.

ONEC Building Systems St. Albert Office
Building Systems Major Project – Enoch Ice Plant

MIDSTREAM


ONEC may be new to the Midstream Oil and Gas community but our staff certainly is not. Our team of seasoned professionals have been extensively involved in many of the mega projects that have been executed in Alberta over the last 15 years (Hardisty Contract Tanks, Edmonton Terminal Expansion, Stonefell Terminal, Kitimat Terminal, South Edmonton Terminal, Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Baseline Tank Terminal Project, Athabasca Upgrader, Polaris Expansion (PX1, PX4,PX9) and Energy East Project).

Our expertise is not just limited to large scale projects. Our flexibility in execution allows us to tailor our engineering strategies to accommodate nano-projects, brownfield debottlenecking, maintenance upgrades, and infrastructure replacements.

From Concept to Commissioning, our employees have the expertise and know-how to bring your midstream visions to reality.

3D Model – Tank Terminal Facility

RENEWABLES & ALTERNATIVE ENERGY


ONEC has a long history of experience in the Power Industry, and the transition into renewables and alternative energy has been a natural progression for us.  Not only do we support our clients on their existing thermal facilities, we can also provide full services for distributed generation systems, CHP, solar and wind.  These are exciting times as the energy landscape of Alberta is changing.  As a commitment to this initiative, we installed a 25kw solar roof at our office.  Our engineers have also managed several projects including a solar field design, wind farm maintenance engineering and several feasibility studies.

Solar Roof at ONEC Building
Gound Mount System similar to Enoch Project

PARTNERSHIPS

ONEC’s business continues to be about building relationships and encouraging collaboration.  We understand that the way to complete successful projects is through key partnerships.  Combining ONEC’s technical knowledge with local knowledge of the communities and environment is a winning combination.  We are proud to announce two new partnerships that enable ONEC to take on a wider geographic area for projects.

SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN/TREATY 4


Atim Ka Mikosit/ONEC is our new partnership based in Fort Qu’Appelle Saskatchewan with a local Indigenous company, Red Dog Holdings Ltd. Our focus will be providing engineering and construction services to the southern Saskatchewan market, particularly in community infrastructure (water, wastewater, power) and local industry (potash, refining, fertilizers and energy).

NWT AND YUKON/TREATY


ONEC-Adams is our new partnership based in Yellowknife and Inuvik. The focus of our northern partnership is also in community infrastructure developments and supporting local industry.  Our initial opportunities are in water and wastewater but we are also seeing future potential in power generation projects and supporting mining clients.

AWARDS

Despite the challenges in 2017, we have been fortunate enough to have been recognized for our organizations continued resilience and success.

BEST MANAGED


We were honoured to learn that earlier this year ONEC was chosen as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017. This recognition is especially gratifying considering there were only five new winners in all of Alberta; three in Edmonton and two in Calgary. We would like to thank our inspired staff, our respected partners and our valued customers for the significant role they have played in this achievement.

FAST 50


ONEC is also proud to once again be named on the Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50 list. We wish to extend a big thank you to Alberta Venture, our clients and our employees for helping make this possible and hope the program continues. Also, big congratulations to this year’s other winners.

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