Suncor Energy’s oil sands mining operation is located approximately 25 km north of the the City of Fort McMurray. The climate in the area varies from +30?C in the summer months to below -30?C during the winter months.
KMC first started working for Suncor Energy Inc in 1979. Since that time, a number of projects and equipment rental options have been provided to the client. Since 2011 KMC has worked under long-term (five-year) renewable contracts that include overburden removal and dyke construction, major projects and also ncludes rental equipment as needed to the owner. KMC has built a semi-permanent maintenance and office facility at the Steepbank Mine site. The workshop allows for major maintenance activity on-site contributing to increased operating time and higher productivity.
Since the inception of the contract in 2002 KMC has moved over 200 million Bank Cubic Meters (“BCM”) of material in the Millennium and Steepbank Mines. In addition to overburden removal services, KMC has also preformed hydro transport rejects removal, tailings pond construction, haul road construction, soil alvage, and various light and heavy civil contraction service.
In January 2006, KMC was awarded the Suncor President’s Operational Excellence Award in recognition of employees and contractors who achieve the highest standards of performance in Environment, Health and Safety.