In January 2019, we had a small group of personnel head to McClean Lake to start receiving bentonite supply for work on the Tailings Management Facility (TMF). Along with the deliveries of product, we started mobilizing to site and prepping for the year ahead. Our primary goal was to build a test pad at the end of May which allowed us to start creating bentonite liner by June. Both of these goals were able to be met.
Our season was dependent on the creating the liner as well as the aggregate operations. Along with these operations, we needed to maintain the TMF ground conditions in order to keep the product coming in. With a significant amount of rainfall that season, our abilities were tested. Fortunately enough, our execution strategy along with past experience afforded us the opportunity to handle these works without delay allowing us to meet our project deadline.
– Placement of 42,093 m3 of soil bentonite liner
– Placement of 17,386 m3 of rip rap