Mine Development

Mine development is the process of preparing areas for plant construction and the initial development of new mining pits. These activities occur in advance of the ability for a new area or expansion to produce ore, and includes ongoing civil construction projects. KMC has extensive experience working on multiple greenfield projects and can provide a full-range of mining services when it comes to development and expansion of mines.

Customers Served

  • Imperial Oil
  • Shell
  • Suncor
  • Syncrude
  • Worley-Parsons-Cord

Access Road Construction

No access? No problem. KMC offers greenfield access road construction utilizing our small and medium-sized equipment fleet.

Site Clearing, Stripping and Muskeg Removal

KMC performs clearing on large scale mine developments, which includes the stripping of organics, muskeg removal, excavation, and compaction of material.

Rough / Final Grading

A stable and well-graded mine site sets the stage for the facilities and infrastructure for mine development projects. KMC will ensure that rough and final site grading meets our client’s geotechnical and civil design standards.

Site Drainage and Utilities

KMC is capable of performing site drainage and open-cut excavations for utilities to suit any project requirement. From previous projects, we have experience in the handling and installation of HDPE pipe and other utilities.

Initial Dyke Construction

Surface tailings dykes are one of the more critical structures for the mining industry. KMC has the people and assets to build initial tailings facilities using leading industry practices and standards.

Mine Development Projects

Suncor Overburden Mining and Heavy Civil Project

Kearl Initial Development Project

Kearl Expansion Project

Syncrude Mildred Lake Mining and Heavy Civil Project