Project Profile – Mine Relocation Project



Terracon was recently involved in a significant Mine Relocation Project in Northern Alberta.  We were retained by Ledcor Site Services who led the construction on behalf of the client.


Terracon was excited to be a part of this significant project in which the total cost was estimated at $400 million and took approximately 15 months to complete.  There were 3 moveable mine trains on the site and 2 were relocated as part of this project.  The decision to relocate two of the trains proved to be a less capital intensive project than the construction of a new mine train where the older, more permanent design did not allow a similar equipment move (another project completed on a separate mine site in which Terracon was involved with).


Terracon provided Ledcor with construction monitoring and quality control coordination throughout the duration of the project.  With a very aggressive and intensive schedule, there was a large contingent of Terracon personnel on site every day throughout the term, and we were very proud to have served on this project while also maintaining an excellent safety record throughout the venture.


The project was lead by Dave Sherman and Ernie Arsenault, Terracon Construction Supervisors at the time of the project, with the help of Richard Gan as Quality Control Coordinator for Terracon. A congratulations and thank you also go to Terracon’s Fort McMurray’s Construction Services Team for the extensive field work and other project related duties. We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and efforts on this very important project.