Heavy Civil Projects

Camp Accommodations Complex, Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland & Labrador

Pennecon Heavy Civil Limited is working diligently on a new Camp Accommodations Complex at Muskrat Falls, Labrador. This is a very large design-build project that brings together many different talents and disciplines to get the job done. The 458 modules are being fabricated and shipped from five different locations throughout Eastern Canada and the United States.

In addition to construction of the modular complex, this project also includes the supply and installation of electrical and mechanical site utilities such as site lighting, power distribution, water storage tank, pump house / chlorination building, a new waste water treatment plant, and all associated underground piping for domestic water, fire water supply and sanitary sewer. Final grading of the overall footprint with a Maintenance Grade 3 topping is also included.

This camp will accommodate over 1500 people on-site. It will include 11 three story dormitories as well as a kitchen, dining and recreation complex.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

South Side Access Road, Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland & Labrador

We constructed 17km of new RLU70 highway, reshaped and rehabilitated 5km of the existing access road, designed, supplied and installed the 50ft and 100ft Bailey Bridges, and supplied and installed a structural plate arch. The work also involved producing 150,000 tonnes of granular material, moving 1,000,000 m3 of material, and developing the accommodations of the complex building site.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Crushing - Vale Long Harbour Project, Newfoundland & Labrador

We produced a total of 3.8 million tonnes of granular material for various stages of the Vale Processing Plant site. Type 1 and Type 2 were produced for backfill at the main site and surrounding the buildings. Class B was produced as fill underneath the concrete floor slabs and Class A for the roads. We completed the project on time in March 2013.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Earthworks/Plant Site Development- Vale Project, Long Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador

Description: This project began in July 2009, with the first plant Site concrete beginning in June 2010. The work was located on a greenfield site and we built a Main Access Road from Route 202, a Plant to Port Pipeline Corridor, the Plant Site, Sandy Pond / Rattling Brook / Big Pond Access Roads and Pipeline Corridors, the Site Storm Water Diversion Ditch, a Quarry Site, a Camp Site and the Contractor's Laydown Area. In total, we drilled, blasted and crushed approximately 3,000,000 tonnes of aggregate throughout this project.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Highway 97 Sintich Road to Continental Way Overpass, Prince George, British Columbia

In April 2009, we were awarded the contract for the construction of the Highway 97 Sintich Road to Continental Way Overpass in Prince George, B.C. The construction consisted of upgrading Hwy 97 to a four lane standard with the addition of two travel lanes and a median over 3.5 km. Our work also included signalization and improved access for the Sintich Road Intersection, along with improved underground storm drainage. A 230 meter long soil-anchored retaining wall was required as part of the project. The project, located within the municipality of Prince George, began in June 2009 and construction was complete in the fall of 2010.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Precast Tunnel Structures, Canada Line Project, Vancouver, British Columbia

We were awarded a contract to manufacture precast tunnel ring segments for the Canada Line Project in Vancouver. This work was completed at ABC Precast & Ready Mix Ltd., part of the Pennecon Heavy Civil Division located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The contract was part of the Rapid Transit System, which starts from Vancouver International Airport and proceeds to downtown Vancouver. Project work involved the manufacture of precast segments for two 2,400 metre long underground (subway) tunnels.

We produced a total of 3,475 rings, with each ring being comprised of six individual segments, which were shipped by ferry to downtown Vancouver. Shipments totaled approximately 1,400 tractor-trailer loads, each weighing 40 tonnes for a total load out of 56,000 tonnes of product. To carry out work associated with this contract for the Canada Line Project, we installed a concrete batch plant and conveyor system and also refurbished an existing onsite building. Building renovations included the installation of two 10t overhead cranes, 2,000,000 Btu steam generator and steam lines, computerized steam curing control system and a quality control lab. Major suppliers for the project include Allstar Rebar, LaFarge Canada, Hub City Paving, Master Builders and Penta Transport.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Carseland-Bow River Headworks System - Travers Inlet Structure, Carseland-Bow River, Alberta

Between April 2008 and May 2009, we completed the Travers Inlet Structure, located at the North End of the Travers Reservoir in southeastern Alberta.

The structure is approximately 175 kms southeast of Calgary and forms an integral component of the Carseland-Bow River Headworks System. It began operation as scheduled on April 9, 2009 with water flowing through the new structure April 17, 2009 as the Alberta Environment started filling the Travers Reservoir for the 2009 Season.

Our work involved 110,000 cubic metres of mass excavation, 2,400 cubic metres of structural concrete, 70,000 cubic metres of assorted granular and rip rap placement for slope protection. We controlled the dewatering for the excavation with the installation of a Well Point Pumping System (Upper & Lower Stages) with ongoing monitoring of the discharge into the Travers Reservoir. Our work was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Chinchaga River Bridge Project, High Level, Alberta

In March 2008, we were awarded the contract for the construction of the Chinchaga River Bridge located 74km west of the town of High Level, Alberta.

With a two year construction schedule, due to fishery windows and the climate in Northern Alberta, the bridge construction consisted of a new three span 140m Steel Girder Bridge on a concrete substructure and a high performance concrete deck with asphalt concrete overlay.

In the first year, we installed the concrete substructure and steel girders, and in year two, placed the high performance concrete deck, parapet and asphalt concrete overlay. We completed construction in October 2009.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Wuskwatim Generating Station, Wuskwatim, Manitoba

In March 2009, we completed phase 1 of the Wuskwatim Generating Station project in Manitoba, a project developed by Wuskwatim Power Limited Partnership, a legal entity involving Manitoba Hydro and the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

In Phase 1 of the Wuskwatim project, we excavated and manufactured aggregate. Our work consisted of drilling, blasting and excavating of approximately 1 million tonnes of rock, and produced and stockpiled approximately 325,000 tonnes of coarse and fine aggregate.

Our contract also involved supplying and installing rock bolts and rockfall netting, constructing and maintaining roads, constructing and removing cofferdams, as well as dewatering and pumping operations.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Construction of Torbay Bypass Road, Torbay, Newfoundland & Labrador

Completed in September 2009, we built the Torbay Bypass Road from Torbay Road to its intersection with the Pouch Cove Highway near Picco's Brook.

Our work on this highway included clearing, grubbing, drilling and blasting approximately 1.1 million tonnes of rock, and cutting and filling approximately 1.5 million tons of rock and common. We constructed 8 km of a two lane highway, with auxiliary lanes at intersections, together with the provision of six Long Span Steel Plate Arches.

The project also involved the provision of a turning leg intersection, a T-leg intersection, approximately 1.3km of service roads and realignment of crossing roads. We completed this work ahead of schedule and under budget.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

St. Lawrence 27MW Wind Energy Project, St. Lawrence, Newfoundland & Labrador

Located near the town of St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula, the St. Lawrence 27MW Wind Energy Project is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first commercial wind farm. Completed in November 2008, our Design-Build contract included the erecting nine Vestas V-90 wind turbine generators with concrete foundations, access roads, equipment laydown areas, erection pads, a 25 KV underground and overhead energy collector system, a project substation with a 25/66 kv step up transformer, and a 66 KV transmission line that connects to the province's energy grid. 

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com

Fairview Container Terminal Conversion, Terminal Conversion Phase 1, Prince Rupert, British Columbia

A joint venture between Pennecon Heavy Civil Ltd. and BA Blacktop of Vancouver, this project upgraded the existing Terminal site into a state-of-the-art trans-shipment facility with modern technologies including: electrical equipment, fuel facility, overhead cranes, wastewater treatment, high mast lighting, water and sewer facilitator and paving of the entire 60 acre site. We demolished and removed the existing services and replaced them with all new underground technology. Work began in May 2006 and was completed in August 2007 within schedule and budget.

Contact:
Brad Cole, Vice-President
709-782-3404
bcole@pennecon.com