West White Rose project

Cenovus is the operator and majority owner of the White Rose field and satellite extensions. The original White Rose field was developed using subsea technology, consisting of three drill centres tied back to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The West White Rose Project will access further resources to the west of the field, using a fixed drilling rig tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO.

Procurement Opportunities

Cenovus strongly supports providing opportunities to Canadian and, in particular, Newfoundland and Labrador companies on a commercially competitive basis. In accordance with the Framework Agreement between Cenovus, its co-venturers and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Cenovus’s expectation is that successful bidders for contracts awarded as part of the West White Rose Project will work with the local labour force and maximize participation from the local marketplace.

Cenovus encourages the participation of members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities) and corporations or cooperatives owned by them, in the supply of goods and services.

All updates, bulletins, and/or clarification question responses pertaining to any Expression of Interest and/or Prequalification package will be posted to this site.

Below are the current awarded Cenovus contracts for the West White Rose Project:

Services Service provider
Accommodation Support Vessel Floatel International Ltd
Topsides Installation Allseas
CGS Tow-out and Installation Aker Solutions (Marine)
Operations and Maintenance Parker Drilling
Provision of Topsides Marine Transportation Cosco
Construction of Concrete Gravity Structure SNC Lavalin-Dragados-Pennecon
Onshore Commissioning and Offshore Hookup & Commissioning Aker Solutions
Fabrication and Construction of Topsides Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd (Ingleside)
Detailed Engineering Design Civil/Marine Arup Canada
Subsea Tie-back System TechnipFMC
Dredging Services Tideway/Jan de Nul partnership
Marine Rock Installation Van Oord Canada

Employment Opportunities

Any employment opportunities available directly with Cenovus can be found on our Careers page, however the majority of individuals working on this project will be employed by main project contractors. These contractors will require a variety of technical and skilled trades professionals, and individuals are encouraged to contact the successful companies directly regarding employment opportunities.

As well, Cenovus occasionally sources contract labour through various agencies based on their ability to staff project positions on a temporary basis. Please contact local agencies that specialize in your area(s) of expertise to inquire about any positions they may be staffing at Cenovus.

Cenovus and its contractors respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, women, and persons with disabilities.

Consistent with the Accord Acts, residents of Newfoundland and Labrador specifically and Canada generally, who are qualified, will be given first consideration for training and employment.

Main contractors:

Diversity and Community Outreach

Cenovus is working to increase employment opportunities for members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities). Cenovus also encourages corporations or cooperatives owned by designated groups in the supply of goods and services. You can learn more about Cenovus’s diversity plan for the West White Rose Project here.

Each quarter, Cenovus reports on its progress for benefits and diversity, in submissions to the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board. Those reports can be found here.

The West White Rose Project public information office is located in the Placentia Mall, on Blockhouse Road in the Town of Placentia. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is staffed with an Information Officer available to answer questions and provide information to the public on the project.

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