Pembina adding fractionator at Alberta complex

Feb. 24, 2023
Pembina Pipeline Corp. is expanding NGL fractionating capacity to its existing Redwater fractionation and storage complex in Redwater, Alta.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. is expanding NGL fractionating capacity to its existing Redwater fractionation and storage complex in Redwater, Alta. (OGJ Online, Dec. 12, 2022).

To be known as RFS IV, the 55,000-b/d propane-plus fractionator will enable the Redwater complex meet increased demand from Northeast British Columbia producers under existing as well as recently signed long-term, take-or-pay and incremental contracts, Pembina told investors in its fourth-quarter 2022 earnings report.

The proposed $460-million (Can.) RFS IV project investment—including construction of new rail-loading capacity at the complex—will lift the site’s total fractionation capacity to 256,000 b/d following planned startup in first-half 2026, the operator said in its yearend-2022 filing released on Feb. 23.

Designed for importing, exporting, treating, and storing NGL products, the Redwater complex currently consists of:

  • 73,000-b/d RFS I ethane-plus fractionator.
  • 73,000-b/d RFS I ethane-plus fractionator.
  • 55,000-b/d RFS III fractionator.
  • 12.1 million bbl of cavern storage.
  • Existing truck and rail terminals with unit train capability.