Project Details


Fort McMurray, Alberta

Project Description:

Pond Construction

Project Value:

$100,000,000 + 

Completion Date:



Suncor Energy Inc.

KMC Mining successfully bid for the construction of Suncor’s South Tailings Pond starter dyke.  The construction program began in February 2005 and was completed in June 2006.

The project included over 1.2 M BCM of muskeg material that was excavated in both winter and summer conditions and an additional 10.1 M BCM of compacted fill material in the dyke.  The total volume of 11.3M BCM was moved in 18 months.  Haul distances during the project varied from 3 km to 12 km.  The total footprint of the dyke is approximately 1600Ha.

KMC continues to construct dyke structures at Suncor, achieving higher capture rates than Suncor owned fleet.




Since 1991, KMC has worked under long-term (five-year) renewable contracts with Syncrude completing projects at Base Mine, North Mine and the Aurora Mine. KMC has a permanent maintenance, warehouse/office facility located on the Base Mine site, which provides necessary support to KMC’s operations.