Husky Energy has announced that they will implement a new heavy crude oil flexibility project at its Lima refinery.

The project will allow for the processing of up to 40,000 barrels per day of heavy crude from Western Canada starting in 2017.

The estimated cost of the upgrade to the Husky Lima Refinery is approximately $300 million dollars- and will provide an efficient and cost-effective way to process a greater variety of crudes.

The project will include modifications to the coker and processing units and will maintain the refinery's ability to refine light crude oil.

Engineering work is already underway.