KPCL-Agrium Feature


Agrium Fine Tailings Management Area for VAULT Program

Location: Vanscoy, Saskatchewan
Description: Project VAULT will increase the capacity of the mine and subsequently its waste storage areas. Subcontracted by JV VAULT, a joint venture between PCL Industrial Management Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Inc., for the construction of new fine tailings management areas to facilitate stacking of future fine tailings cells. Key challenges include removal of prevailing fine tailings and salt to support the construction of new dykes, use of salt contaminated soils for borrow, high water table and excessive precipitation throughout the course of the project.
Owner: Agrium Inc.
Completion Date: 2012 to 2014
Prime Consultant: JV VAULT