Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros. is selling one its biggest-ever items — a 1,200-person work camp.
"Nothing really comes close in sheer physical size to this unique asset," the company says in a blog.
The camp, about 50 kilometres northeast of Peace River, was built by ATCO and comes with "all the bells and whistles," the blog says.
"Imagine a camp the size of a small town, but with all the modern conveniences of the big city: full-service dining, medical clinic, modern living suites, bar/lounge and recreation suites, and wireless internet."
The camp has a fully equipped gym complex with an indoor running track, squash courts, weights and aerobic equipment.
For the less motivated, the rec room is complete with golf simulators, pool tables, table tennis and foosball.
"Roughing it doesn't even cross your mind in this camp," the blog says.
The camp has its own power and utilities and is divided into several complexes, with "three wings of living areas with 1,232 fully furnished executive-style rooms."
The catch? The buyer must dismantle and remove the entire camp.
In 2013 ATCO was awarded a contract to manufacture, install and operate a 1,200 person workforce housing facility for Shell's Carmon Creek Project, an oilsands in situ project that was to produce 80,000 barrels of bitumen per day.
Last October, Shell cancelled the project, citing "current uncertainties, including the lack of infrastructure to move Canadian crude oil to global commodity markets."
Ritchie Bros., headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., specializes in heavy equipment from massive bucket wheel excavators, front shovels, rock trucks and other massive mining equipment to ships, barges and huge cranes.
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