​10 photos of the Fort Hills oilsands mining project as construction approaches completion

Image: Suncor Energy

It’s less than a year to first oil at the oilsands industry’s newest mining project—just the sixth to be undertaken in 50 years—and according to 20 percent owner Teck, four out of six major project areas have been turned over to operations.

Teck said this week the project has surpassed 83 percent completion.

Located 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Fort Hills is a fly-in, fly-out construction site.

Suncor Energy and its partners sanctioned the project, which now carries a capital cost of $17 billion, in fall 2013.

Here are 10 photos of Fort Hills, courtesy of Suncor.

Central substation.

Administration building.

Electric shovel.

Ore preparation.

Ore preparation.

Mining equipment.

Primary extraction.

Secondary extraction.

Mount Logan Lodge at the Fort Hills project.

Cogeneration facilities.

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