Fort Saskatchewan Metals Facility

This website is designed to provide the public with information in support of Sherritt International Corporation’s application to Alberta’s regulator for Fort Saskatchewan Metals Facility’s Operating Approval Renewal.

In 2017, Sherritt and its predecessor companies are celebrating their proud and rich 90-year history as one of the oldest Canadian natural resource developers. Today, Sherritt is a global leader in the mining, processing and refining of lateritic nickel and cobalt with operations in Canada, Cuba and Madagascar. The refinery in Fort Saskatchewan treats imported feeds to produce high-purity nickel and cobalt products for export sales. Our efficient metals process generates a fertilizer by-product, creating a value-add business that helps feed our growing population. In fact, Sherritt’s Fort Saskatchewan refinery was the first fertilizer producer in Alberta.

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Operating Approval Renewal

The Fort Site operates under a 10-year approval issued by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). In 2009, Sherritt renewed their regulatory approval under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) (Approval No. 211-02-11), which will expire on January 31, 2019. The regulatory process expects the operator of the facility to demonstrate compliance to AEP ensuring all environmental regulatory requirements are being met. Since the last approval there has been no site expansion and/or significant changes related to operations, therefore public engagement will be focused on providing information about the site’s operational activities and addressing any environmental concerns that may arise from external stakeholders.

Public Engagement Opportunities

The following public engagement events have occurred:

Event Date Location

Life in the Heartland Community Information Evening

October 20, 2016


Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show

April 21–23, 2017

Fort Saskatchewan

Life in the Heartland Community Information Evening

April 12, 2017


The following public engagement event is being planned
for the fall:

Life in the Heartland Community Information Evening

October 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Pembina Place, Redwater, Alberta


Sustainability at Fort Saskatchewan

Our Purpose and Our Promises include our commitment to safety and sustainability, which is focused on keeping our people and neighbours healthy and safe. Sherritt is proud of our overall health and safety record, which is ranked among the best of our competitors, a performance measure we aim to continually improve.

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Supplier Information

At the Sherritt Fort Saskatchewan Plant Site, suppliers and contractors are vital partners in our success. We are always interested in opportunities to expand the network of contractors with which we do business.

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Sherritt recognizes the importance and value of communicating with affected stakeholders. We are committed to building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders through continued and transparent outreach.

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