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Food & Beverage, Industrial Process

BioAmber Succinic Acid Processing Plant

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

The worlds largest bio-succinic acid processing plant


Food & Beverage

Industrial Process

Key Services



Strategic Partnerships

Virtual Design & Construction

Delivery Method
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
100,000 SF
Work Hours

The challenge

One of the main challenges faced by Alberici during the construction of BioAmber’s bio-based succinic acid processing facility in Sarnia, Ontario, was the need to overcome adverse weather conditions, specifically a bitterly cold winter with record-breaking snowfall. Additionally, as the facility was constructed on a brownfield site within the campus of an operational chemical facility, careful coordination and sequencing of engineering, procurement, and construction activities were required to ensure safety and minimize disruptions to ongoing operations.

Key Facts

Several thousand linear feet of process piping

John M. Beck Safety Award winner

Challenge met

Alberici successfully overcame challenges during the construction of BioAmber’s bio-succinic acid processing facility by implementing weather mitigation measures for a harsh winter, optimizing task sequencing, prioritizing safety, and leveraging their experience in complex industrial projects. These strategies ensured the project’s timely completion and the world’s largest commercial bio-succinic acid processing facility’s successful operation. Alberici’s commitment to excellence and adaptability was recognized through the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association’s prestigious John M. Beck award for excellence in safety, further solidifying their reputation as a reliable construction partner.

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