“Northern Module Route”

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“Northern Module Route”

“Northern Module Route”

Transportation of

Oilsands Modules into

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Presented by:

April 13, 2012


“Northern Module Route”

Key Aspects

Ownership structure of NTCL

• Comprehensive QHSE Program

• History and Experience of NTCL

• NTCL Northern Infrastructure

• Proposed Northern Route

• Budgetary pricing


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Ownership Structure of NTCL

Owns 100% of NTCL


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Comprehensive QHSE Program


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Comprehensive QHSE Program

• Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP’s)

• Vessel specific Waste Management Programs

• Drug and Alcohol Testing

• Incident reporting and investigation

• Hazard Observation Program

• Good standing with GNWT and GN WCB

• Comprehensive Insurance coverage

• Employee and Senior management participation

• Internal and external audits

• Annual review and set initiatives for coming year


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History of NTCL

• Established 1934 in Waterways, AB

• Expropriated by Fed Gov’t in 1944

• Returned to Private sector 1984

• Serving MacKenzie River for 77 years

• Serving Western Arctic since 1957

• Serving North Slope since 1963

• Serving Military Sites since 1957

• Supporting Seismic and Drilling in

Beaufort Sea since early 1970’s


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Experience of NTCL


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Northern Infrastructure of NTCL

Hay

Hay River Shipping Terminal

• Accessible year round – road, rail and air

• 67 Acres storage laydown area

• Load / discharge 8-10 barges simultaneously

• Suitable for Ro-Ro operations


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Northern Infrastructure of NTCL

Hay

• Two bays – four 20 ton cranes

• CWB Certified

• Sandblasting and painting

• Hi-pressure water blasting

• Engine and pump overhaul

• Machining (lathe, milling boring)

• Electronics and electrical

• Tank cleaning

• General mechanical repairs

Hay River Shipyard


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Northern Infrastructure of NTCL

Hay

Pusher / towing tug

• 8 tugs owned by NTCL

• 4-5 currently utilized

• Based in Hay River

• ISM certified

• Purpose designed and built

• 4300 to 5600 hp

• 150/160 ft L x 40/50 ft W

• Canadian flagged

• Classed with TC


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Northern Infrastructure of NTCL

Hay

“1500” Series Barge

• 22 owned by NTCL

• 14-16 currently utilized

• Based in Hay River

• 250 ft L x 56 ft W x 9.5 ft D

• 10,000+ sq ft deck space

• Deck strength 8-10 te/M2

• Max capacity 1800 tonnes

• Canadian flagged

• Classed with Lloyd’s


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Northern Infrastructure of NTCL

Hay

“1000” Series Barge

• 24 owned by NTCL

• 6-8 currently utilized

• Based in Hay River

• 200 ft L x 50 ft W x 7.5 ft D

• 7,600+ sq ft deck space

• Deck strength 7-8 te/M2

• Max capacity 900 tonnes

• Canadian flagged

• Classed with Lloyd’s


“Northern Module Route”

Segment 1:

Segment 2:

South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk

via Project Cargo Ship

Tuktoyaktuk to Hay River

via NTCL Tug and Barges

Segment 3:

Hay River to Fort McMurray

via Mammoet Heavy Lift Transport


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Segment 1

South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk

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Point

Barrow

• South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk – 3,980 NMi

vs

• South Korea to Vancouver (USA) – 4,670 NMi

• South Korea to Houston – 9,660 NMi

• Ice Classed Ship required

• 13 – 14 day transit time @ 13 kts

• Target arrival date Pt. Barrow ~ Jul 25 - Aug 1.

• Target departure date Pt. Barrow ~ Oct 5-10.

• Window of some 10-12 weeks


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Segment 1

South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk

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Point

Barrow

30 Year Ice History at

Point Barrow


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Segment 1

South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk

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Point

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Sample Ice Class

Project Cargo Ship

• 17,000 MT capacity

• 160 MT crane capacity

• 21,200 Cu M in holds + 4,200 Cu M on Hatch covers

• Optimum stowage requires blend of module sizes

• Craned on and secured at loading Port

• Interaction with fabricator for lifting and lashing points

• Protect vital open electrical / electronics (i.e. shrinkwrap)

• Stow plans created

• Marine surveyor to oversee cargo security

Module sequencing?


• Tuktoyaktuk Harbour draught restriction ~ 13 feet (~ 4 metres)

• Target Offload site – 25-30 NMi off Tuktoyaktuk

• More succeptible to wind and wave action

• Least cost under good conditions

• First Alternate – Hershel Island (150 NMi west of Tuk)

• Offers more protection, avoids some weather delays

• Costs are based on this

• Second Alternative – Summers’ Harbour (200 NMi east of Tuk)

• Offers the best protection, avoids most weather delays

• Higher cost

Segment 1

Arrival at Tuktoyaktuk

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Offload Site Options

Weather Dependent


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Segment 1

Transshipment at Tuktoyaktuk

Offload Site Operations

• NTCL will position sufficient barges at Tuk to offload vessel

• Tug will take two barges to vessel at a time for offloading

• Loaded barges conveyed to Tuk Harbour and anchored.

• Continue cycle until ship is totally offloaded.

• Utilizes ship’s cranes lifting onto pre-installed supports on deck

Modules are stowed and lashed, ready for Ro-Ro at Hay River.

• Stow and lashing plans designed by naval architect

• Marine surveyor in attendance


Segment 1

Tuktoyaktuk Operations

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• Clear Customs at Tuk

• NTCL Terminal at Tuk

• Almost 100 acres

• Access to infrastructure

• Barges at pier (if required)

• At this point:

Modules lashed on barges

• Barges anchored in Tuk

• No stevedoring costs

• No commercial Port costs

• No handling of modules

Modules to Hay River


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Segment 2

Tuktoyaktuk to Hay River

• Tuktoyaktuk to Hay River – 1,086 Mi

• Transit via the MacKenzie River – 10 to 12 days

• River accessible early July to mid-October

• Mid-June start in more southern areas

• Standard “push” – 1 tug and six barges

• Again, blend of module sizes is most efficient

• Monthly service between Tuk and Hay River

Modules can be delivered:

• Dedicated voyage if time is constraint

• Retrograde on scheduled service


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Segment 2

Tuktoyaktuk to Hay River

Transiting the Mackenzie

• River is generally calm and slow moving

• 6 Faster, shallow water sites (4-5 feet)

• Break up tow if necessary

• Tugs operate with 4-6 feet draught

• Empty, barges have 2 feet draught

• At 600 MT, barge has 3.5 feet draught

• Experienced bridge crews

• CCG deploys and monitors buoys

• Often, second more experienced Captain


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Segment 2

Arrival at Hay River

• Barges with modules placed in basin

• Ballasting (if required) in basin

• Barge deck level with dock surface

• Remove lashings and prepare for offload

• SPMT’s roll under modules

• Roll module(s) off barge.

• Port tug to change barges when offloaded

Modules placed in yard until trucked.

• Free storage for 1 season.


“Northern Module Route – Cost Estimate”

Segment 1

South Korea to Tuktoyaktuk

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Point

Barrow

Sample Ice Class

Project Cargo Ship

(17,000 MT capacity)

(25,400 cu metres)

• Current market at ~ $10,500 USD per day

• Transit time of 13 days, 5 days offload, 10 days mob / de-mob

• All fuel consumption ~ $17,500 per day (at current prices)

• At sea ~ $20,000 per day

• In port (offloading) ~ $4,400 per day

• Total cost per day (exclusive of port and loading costs) ~ $28,000

• Total marine transportation cost - $784,000.

• Cost per cubic metre at 80% stow rate ~ $38.60

• Cost per large module / pressure vessel ~ $65,000 (30 x 7.5 x 7.5 M)

• Cost per small module ~ $27,000 (12.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 M)


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Segment 2

Tuktoyaktuk to Hay River

• Dedicated round trip voyage

• Based on module transfer at Herschel Island

• 3-4 hours per module to transfer and secure

• For large modules and pressure vessels (30 x 7.5 x 7.5 M)

• 4 per barge and 6 barges – 24 for voyage

• Cost per module is $42,000 (excl offload at Hay River)

• Cost per pressure vessel is $47,500 (excl offload at Hay River)

• For small modules (12.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 M)

• 8 per barge and 6 barges – 48 for voyage

• Cost per module is $25,400 (excl offload at Hay River)


“Northern Module Route”

Transportation of

Oilsands Modules into

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Presented by:

April 13, 2012

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