Cardinal River Operations is a steelmaking coal mine located approximately 42 km (26 mi) south of Hinton, Alberta. Cardinal River produces metallurgical coal or cooking coal, which is used to make steel.
The scope of Ledcor's work for Teck Coal Ltd., which began in January 2018, includes contract mining, waste pre-stripping, construction of access roads and ramps, preparation of drill pads, drilling, waste load, hail, and dump management. Additional work includes reclamation stripping and placement, and construction of water diversion systems and haul roads for clients use.
Ledcor will also mine the upper benches of the eastern portions of the Teck Harris Pit, Phases 10 and 11. Scope of work includes access road construction, drill pad preparation, drilling, side casting of materials, load, haul and placement of approximately 700,000 bcm of waste material.
Ledcor's scope has been extended to include 471,000 bcm of waste, parting and coal removal from Harris 3 pit bottom. The project is expected to be completed by December 2018.
Despite challenging conditions, the project has a Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) rate of 0.00.