Petrowest was established in 2006 as an Energy Service Trust, through the amalgamation of nine established energy and infrastructure servicing companies, located in northern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Petrowest was first developed on the idea of creating a locally focused oilfield and infrastructure service trust, geographically situated in close proximity to oil and gas exploration activities in Western Canada. In September 2006 Petrowest became a public Trust through an Initial Public Offering. Subsequently, in July 2011, the company converted from a Trust to a Corporation.
Since 2011, Petrowest has worked to established itself as one of Western Canada’s largest diversified infrastructure companies. The transition into a diversified infrastructure company was completed in 2015 following the award of its largest contract since inception, BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project main civil works contract.
The companies that operate under the Petrowest umbrella are providers of general contracting and earth moving, transportation services, contract aggregate crushing, and heavy equipment rentals. The company acquired a fully licensed and permitted Landfill facility in North Eastern British Columbia in August 2012, and began operations in December 2012.
The diversification of services that Petrowest Corporation is able to provide to its customers and the company’s ability to provide services in various industry sectors substantially reduces the inherent risks involved during economic slowdowns, while allowing the company to effectively reach economies of scale.
Petrowest is a company with long history and deep roots in the communities we operate in. To stay competitive, Petrowest owns and operates the largest fleet of transportable yellow iron and gravel crushing equipment in its geographic areas. Our ability to stay flexible, by having access to additional equipment across all divisions of Petrowest when needed, the company is able to respond quickly to ever changing demands in Canada’s fastest growing economic area.
Our strategy is simple - to provide the highest level of quality service and reassurance needed to complete a job on time and on budget. Petrowest is a company that is focused on building relationships, while maintaining our reputation in reliability and project execution. Petrowest is well positioned to deliver long-term value to its shareholders, through increased financial strength, an actively managed and experienced leadership team, in addition to an increased presence in the market.