Oil Sands

The unique conditions in oil sands operations require unique solutions, and Wajax has the products and expertise to support you from start to finish. Whether you’re extracting oil sands via an open pit mine or in-situ thermal process, our solution-based approach will address the challenges your operation is facing safely and sustainably.

From extraction to production, engineered repair solutions to plant shutdowns, Wajax’s infrastructure and expertise will keep your operations running smoothly. Our experienced engineers will work with you and our supplier partners to custom design systems and solutions to overcome your unique challenges. Our professional account management team has the knowledge and experience to bring solutions to your everyday problems, and our highly trained and certified tradespeople are available in the shop or the field 24/7/365.

No matter if we’re shipping a part, working a plant shutdown, or repairing machinery at the ore face Wajax will maximize your productivity and reduce operating costs while working with you to create a safe and sustainable oil sands industry. We call it teamwork at its finest.

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Asset Management / Maintenance

  • Supply chain management and warehousing is a core strength at Wajax. It has to be when you are a nationwide distributor supporting over 4,000 vendors. We’ve taken that experience and used it to successfully design, setup, and operate warehouses for our customers. Interested to learn more?

  • Local and Remote Warehousing Capabilities

    Inventory Management with Preservation Programs

Crushing / Surge Bin

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your crushing and ore prep operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of gearboxes, bearings, seals, pillow blocks, hydraulics, idlers, belt tracking systems and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labor support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Turn Around Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Gear Reducer Rebuild Including Gear Cutting

    Process analysis and troubleshooting

Extraction

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your extraction operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, slurry hose, CWI piping, bearings, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting

Froth Treatment

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your froth treatment operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, slurry hoses, flotation cell actuators, bearings, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting

Hydro Transport

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your hydro transport operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, slurry hose, bearings, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gear boxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting

Mine Dewatering

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your dewatering operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufactures of slurry pumps, hoses, CWI Pipe, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available.

  • Asset Management

    Wajax is experienced in maintenance, repair, and storage of all pumps and equipment required in the dewatering operations of our Oil Sands partners.

    Tailings/Water/Wastewater Pond Management

    Wajax has a long history of providing pond management services. Whether you require manpower, equipment, or a turnkey solution, Wajax is here to help you get the job done.

    Pump Rentals

    Wajax maintains a small fleet of rental pumps mounted on trailers and skids to meet your short or long term needs.

     

Storage/Tank Farm

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your tank farm operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, instrumentation, filtration, bearings, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting

Support Equipment

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs for your support equipment. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, forklifts, truck mounted cranes, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Embedded Labour (Running Repair, Maintenance, etc.)

    Wajax is experienced in supporting leak patrol, running repairs, preventative maintenance, and major outage work on mining equipment in the Oil Sands. Wajax Heavy Equipment Technicians (HETs) and Welders are available to support your site to whatever extent necessary. Our HETs are experienced in the Oil Sands and understand the importance of returning your machine to production in an efficient and safe manner.

    Re-Powers, Rebuilds, and Mid-Lifes

    Wajax is experienced in supporting mining machine mid-lifes and rebuild whether onsite or in one of our shops. Our mining support representative will work with your planners to define and quote the appropriate scope of work. Our knowledgeable parts team will ensure that the required parts are available and kitted for easy installation. Finally our HETs will work alone, or in harmony with your technicians to complete the schedule work.

    Equipment Mobilization

    Wajax has a long history of supporting mining equipment moves within the Oil Sands and throughout Western Canada. Using proven partners for hoisting and transport, we’ll ensure your machine is moved within the required timeline and back to work when needed while ensuring all site specific safety requirements are fulfilled.

Surface Mining

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your surface mining operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of hydraulic shovels, excavators, haul trucks, buckets, bodies, and GET to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available.

  • Embedded Labour (Running Repair, Maintenance, etc.)

    Wajax is experienced in supporting leak patrol, running repairs, preventative maintenance, and major outage work on mining equipment in the Oil Sands. Wajax Heavy Equipment Technicians (HETs) and Welders are available to support your site to whatever extent necessary. Our HETs are experienced in the Oil Sands and understand the importance of returning your machine to production in an efficient and safe manner.

    Re-Powers, Rebuilds, and Mid-Lifes

    Wajax is experienced in supporting mining machine mid-lifes and rebuild whether onsite or in one of our shops. Our mining support representative will work with your planners to define and quote the appropriate scope of work. Our knowledgeable parts team will ensure that the required parts are available and kitted for easy installation. Finally, our HETs will work alone, or in harmony with your technicians to complete the schedule work.

    Equipment Mobilization

    Wajax has a long history of supporting mining equipment moves within the Oil Sands and throughout Western Canada. Using proven partners for hoisting and transport, we’ll ensure your machine is moved within the required timeline and back to work when needed while ensuring all site specific safety requirements are fulfilled.

Tailings

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your tailings operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, agitators, cyclones, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Asset and Pond Management

    Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

     Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process analysis and troubleshooting

Upgrading

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your upgrading operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, instrumentation, filtration, gas detection, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Startup, Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

     Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting

Utilities

  • Wajax has the products, services, and technical resources to help you drive continuous improvement and reduce operating costs in your utilities operation. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of pumps, pump parts, valves, gas turbine filters, instrumentation, filtration, and more to better support our customers. Field and shop repair services, completed by highly competent resources are also available (i.e. rotating equipment repair, major outage labour support, etc.).

  • Commissioning and Field Maintenance Services

    Wajax has a long history of supporting our Oil Sands partners with start-up, commissioning, and repair/rebuild services of important equipment such as crushers (roll and cone type), rotary breakers, HPUs, apron feeders, pan feeders, hoppers, etc. Wajax is also experienced in providing manpower for plant running maintenance and repair. Whether your job is small pump install requiring 1-2 millwrights or a large apron feeder rebuild requiring a large team of millwrights, welders, safety officers, and supervisors, Wajax is ready to support you!

    Local Repair Shop

    Wajax offers local repair in Ft.McMurray for rotating equipment such as gearboxes and pumps. Our local shop is backed by a regional center of excellence (COE) in Nisku and a nationwide support network of industrial repair facilities to support your site-specific repair needs. In many cases, we are certified or backed by a variety of OEMs to ensure your piece of rotating equipment is repaired right the first time in professional and efficient manner.

    Process Analysis and Troubleshooting