Take caution to avoid fraudulent recruitment emails from third-parties pretending to be Morgan. Read More »

Site C - North Bank Site Preparation

Excavation, In-River Excavation and Road Building

Fort St. John, BC

$60,000,000

Unit Rate

Oil & Gas

Project Summary:

  • Rural, steep gullies and variable terrain, in-river works within the Peace River valley including road construction and earthworks grading.
  • 168 workers and 90 pieces of equipment at peak.
  • 360,289 man hours.
  • Excavation of 1.7 M cubic meters of material from the North Bank of the Peace River for embankment construction and aggregate production.
  • Construction of 5 km of conventional site access roads including embankment fills of up to 34 m.
  • Construction of 2 km of in-river site access roads and a bridge abutment.
  • Design-Build of 2.4 m square concrete box culvert and temporary creek diversion system.
  • Production and placement of roadway aggregates including sub-base, base, and filter layer gravels.
  • Production and installation of riprap ranging from 10 kg to 500 kg.
  • Supply and installation of CSP culverts and construction of drainage features including ditches, cisterns, and stilling basins.
  • Excavation and storage of potential acid generating shales including the construction of a clay containment liner with HDPE cover.
  • Stripping of organics and subsoil to on-site stockpiles. Re-loaming and hydroseeding of road back slopes.
  • Completion of work using GPS survey layout and machine grade control.

Challenges and Achievements

  • Project completed on schedule despite winter construction challenges.
  • Required to manage important contract milestones and turnover dates to subsequent project contractors.
  • Quality of the work to date met or exceeded the contract specifications.
  • Creation and implementation of quality control, quality assurance, and quality management plans.
  • Adherence to all regulatory and environmental requirements to mitigate the effects on surrounding landscapes and watercourses.
  • Manage sensitive monitoring and testing requirements and unique challenges involved with construction operations within the Peace River.

Subcontractors:

  • All North - Design of temp. water management and pipe structure.
  • Langley Concrete - Design and supply of concrete box culvert.
  • Triton Environmental - Environmental monitoring.
  • SGS Canada Inc. - Soils testing and quality control.
  • Rbee Crushing - Aggregate and riprap production.
  • Wilson Concrete - Manufacture and install concrete roadside barriers.

Team Members:

  • Project Manager - Alan Willick
  • Construction Manager - Mark Secord
  • General Superintendent - Mark Evans
  • Superintendent - Jeff Froese
  • Superintendent - Nick Erb

Site Safety Stats

Total Recordable Incidents0

LTI/Frequency0

TRI/Frequency1.11

Manhours360,289