Fluor Canada helps shift toward decarbonization

April 30, 2024
Leadership Team Calgary Energy & Environment
Fluor Canada

Tasha Sherbanuk, general manager for Fluor Canada based in Calgary.

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For more than 75 years, Fluor Canada has been serving its clients in an evolving energy industry.

“In today’s world, there is an energy transition underway so there is a lot of opportunity for Fluor and our clients in that pivot toward decarbonization,” says Tasha Sherbanuk, general manager for Fluor Canada, based in Calgary.

The multinational engineering and construction firm began operations in Canada in 1949 and moved its Canadian energy service headquarters to Calgary in 1973 to serve the nation’s burgeoning oil and gas industry.

“Our roots are in that industry,” she says, noting the U.S.-based company began in 1912, serving a nascent oil industry in California. “But, increasingly, we are helping these companies with decarbonization.”  

Currently, Fluor’s Calgary operations include projects in early stages for carbon capture, blue hydrogen — which is made using natural gas with emissions stored underground — and renewable fuels. It has also played an instrumental role in the design and construction of the LNG Canada export facility in Kitimat, B.C., which will be Canada’s first liquified natural gas terminal serving overseas markets.  

“One thing we’re really proud of are the opportunities we’ve been able to provide for women and Indigenous Peoples on that project to forge new careers,” Sherbanuk says.

Fluor’s progressive approach to developing technical and professional talent reflects its long-standing focus on serving the communities in which it operates, Calgary included.

“We do a fair amount of engagement with local schools,” she says, adding the company offers internships for students at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT Polytechnic.

Indeed, the company is growing in Calgary, and Sherbanuk notes that Fluor is always on the lookout for promising, new talent. That said, individuals who already work at Fluor tend to stay for the long-term, building careers that allow them to develop and expand their skills over time.

“Especially in this tight labour market, the opportunities for employees to take on new and interesting assignments have never been better,” Sherbanuk says.

“Our technical and professional talent really have the chance to grow while we help build these projects that are going to make a big difference in Alberta’s and Canada’s economy.”

Working on billions of dollars of new developments, particularly in the clean energy landscape, Fluor Canada sees tremendous opportunities ahead.

“The future has never looked brighter,” she says.

 This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Calgary Economic Development.

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