Gaspe Mine Rehabilitation Project

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Posing hazards to public health and the environment, we removed toxic contaminants and transformed this old mining site into a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and clean energy investment.


Location

  • Murdochville, Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, Canada

Sector

Service

  • Mine Environmental
  • ESIA
  • Contaminated Land and Soil Remediation
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Client

  • Glencore plc (formerly Xstrata Copper Canada)

Project Status

  • Completed

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In 2006, Glencore plc (formerly Xstrata Copper Canada) took over the Gaspe Mine site and began a $116 million site rehabilitation program - this was the first mining operation and copper smelter decommissioning project in Canada. It involved handling over 1,000,000 m3 of materials.

We provided complete engineering, procurement and construction management services on the rehabilitation project and were the main environmental consultants for both the rehabilitation of the mine and the residential properties that were affected in the nearby towns of Gaspe and Murdochville.

The project won the prestigious Schreyer Award, one of the most coveted engineering awards in Canada. "The jury was unanimously impressed by the complexity and ethical awareness demonstrated...We hope that this project sets a benchmark for all future mine decommissioning projects." Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards - comments from the Chair.

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Materials Handled
1,000,000 m3
Hours with No Lost Time Incident
670,411
Rehabilitated Properties
736
Tons of Recycled Steel
30,850
Environmental Compliance
100%
Samples Collected
10,000

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