Argentia`s trade union workers are represented by Trades NL, an umbrella organization of 16 construction unions. The announcement is the recent development of a saga that began in April, when Husky announced that construction of the project would be halted because the global pandemic hit oil markets. Hundreds of you have been fired. The project was completed about 60 percent, the concrete gravity structure was built in Argentia, housing and other modules in Marystown. According to Husky, the work supported about 1,000 construction work at the two sites. With an expected peak capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil per day (approximately 52,500 boepd Husky), West White Rose is designed to produce light crude oil at a low incremental cost and with a lower greenhouse gas emission intensity than other North American crude oil projects. Asked whether Cenovus wanted to deny the project after the merger ended, Brown said it was too early to know. He said his team was determined to continue the West White Rose project. 7. For the purposes of the special project, all employees of the special project are considered members of a single bargaining unit under the agreement. At the time, the project was almost 60% complete. The money, however, will not resume construction of a stalled and underrated offshore oil project called West White Rose this year or even next, according to a prominent supporter of the project. The money keeps the project alive, one of the largest offshore operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, for now.
Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O`Regan commented on the news of the audit with the consequences: “We are now at the table with the province and we are taking concrete steps to support the offshore coast. Workers and their families are at the centre of all our discussions. Our government has worked every day with the province, industry, unions and investors to maintain the competitiveness of Newfoundland and Labrador offshore. Brown, Husky`s senior vice president for the Atlantic region, said the announcement would put the project in a better position for a restart in 2022, so project capacity and skilled workers can be preserved in the province. Since the announcement, the Unifor union has organized a demonstration in St. John`s and has asked for support for the project, which is 60 per cent complete and supports 1,500 jobs in a province with an unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent. “A complete overhaul of the scale, timing and cost of this project is essential given the minimum one-year delay of the first oil caused by COVID-19 and our priority to maintain the strength of our balance sheet with sufficient liquidity,” said CEO Rob Peabody. But construction was halted this spring because of the pandemic, and Husky later said it was auditing the project and all of its operations in eastern Canada. Following the press conference, NDP President Alison Coffin expressed concern about the continuing uncertainty of the project and referred to the agreement`s reliance on unmentioned “conditions.” “We fully appreciate the fact that this project represents billions in public taxes and other expected public benefits.
Without them, it won`t happen,” Peabody said. Charlene Johnson, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association, said: “The West White Rose project represents a significant investment for the local energy industry and the recovery of the project protects skilled jobs and creates jobs for the future. The offshore oil and gas industry plays an important role in helping Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Canada, meet emission reduction targets while supporting Canada`s energy security. A special project (OPS) has been adopted for the construction phase of the West White Rose Project (WWRP), in accordance with Section 70 of the Labour Relations Act. An OPS ensures the stability of labour relations during construction by authorizing the creation of a framework of working relationships tailored to the requirements of a given project.