Skip to main content
Start of main content

Imperial Oil - Dartmouth Refinery

40 years of transformation at Atlantic Canada’s first refinery

  • 88K

    Barrels Per Day

  • 1.8K


  • 40


  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Keeping this refinery running at peak performance

For nearly a century, millions of Canadians have relied on Imperial Oil’s Dartmouth refinery to heat homes, maintain roads, and fuel cars, ships, and airplanes. It’s our job to keep it running.

Through more than 1,800 projects and a 40-year relationship, Stantec has worked to ensure that Atlantic Canada’s first refinery operated at peak performance.

We have helped Imperial Oil modernize and improve the refinery by revamping existing units, designing for expansion, supporting continuous improvement and maintenance, and ensuring that environmental standards are met.

Our commitment to Imperial Oil and their trust of our team meant that 20 of our employees were continuously working onsite alongside Imperial Oil’s team. Our safety professionals, metals inspectors, industrial hygienists, environmental specialists, project and construction managers, and engineering team brought a unique understanding and perspective to this former 88,000 barrel per day facility.

In 2012, Imperial Oil converted the refinery into a terminal operation. Stantec completed the front end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design for the conversion of the facility, and we are currently providing ongoing engineering services in support of this and other Imperial Oil/Canada Fuels Operations (CFO) terminals across Canada. We’re also providing ongoing onstream and turnaround engineering support for the Imperial Oil Strathcona Refinery in Edmonton Alberta

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Cecil Allen, Senior Principal, Energy

When you love your job and take pride in what you do, it is typically reflected in the high quality of your work as perceived by your clients.

Cecil Allen

Senior Principal, Energy

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top