South Cheecham

Civil Earthworks Construction of Tank Terminal for Rail and Truck

Conklin, AB

June 2012 to January 2013

Unit Rate

Oil & Gas

Project Summary:

Earthworks construction of the rail terminal roadways, pads, tank foundations, and rail grade.

  • 600 000m3 embankment cut to fill
  • Stripping of topsoil and subsoil to on-site stockpiles
  • Site grading of roadways and rail spurs including cut to fill and subgrade preparation
  • Supply and placement of roadway gravels including sub base and base gravels
  • Supply and installation of drainage csp culverts and ditch construction
  • Supply and Placement of rail sub ballast gravels
  • Excavation and embankment construction for storm ponds including the supply and installation of HDPE liners
  • Excavation, gravel placement and drainage for two tank foundations including geotextile
  • Excavation, foundation preparation and supply and installation of precast tank containment walls
  • Supply and installation of HDPE tank containment liner complete with gravel cover
  • Completion of work including GPS survey layout and machine grade control
  • Tie into existing active rail corridor

Challenges and Achievements:

  • The project presented high native soil moisture conditions requiring the implementation of a multifaceted approach to soil management through placement of high moisture soils in non-critical areas, mixing, drying and cold weather construction to achieve compaction specifications and maintain the schedule.
  • Morgan managed the very serious situation of a non compliant gravel supplier by giving every opportunity for them to meet specification before moving on to a 2nd compliant supplier without significant impact to the project.
  • All subcontractor management was completed by a closely monitored process that employed the provisions of the standard Morgan subcontract.
  • A demanding project schedule required 24 hour continuous shift operations with 75 pieces of equipment utilized

Site Safety Stats

Total Recordable Incidents0