Featured Projects

Dominion Diamond Corporation, NWT

Dominion Diamond Corporation’s Ekati Mine (EKATI), formerly known as BHP Billiton, is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine. The mine is operated and maintained with an onsite workforce numbering between 600-800 personnel. EKATI is a remote mine site located approximately 300km northeast of Yellowknife, near Lac De Gras. Road access to the mine is only available during the limited ice road season operated between January and April. Year round access is available via fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Hope Bay, NU

KBL Environmental Ltd. (KBL) provides onsite staffing and waste management services for a gold mine operation located at Hope Bay, Nunavut. This site is located 90 miles south of Cambridge Bay in the West Kitikmeot region of Nunavut and is a remote site requiring waste backhauls via barge and aircraft. Collectively KBL and the client developed an integrated waste management plan for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated at the mine. KBL staff provides supervision and training/development for six Newmont Inuit personnel. Employees hold valid certificates for all three modes of dangerous goods transport (road/rail, marine and air).

Norman Wells, NWT

In 2012 an Oil & Gas operator contracted KBL to create Waste Management Plans for exploration drilling and completions operations that include hydraulic fracturing of shale formations. Completed documents are included with submissions to the National Energy Board (NEB) and Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) for review. Programs received appropriate regulatory approvals and implement operations in the region. Operator(s) retain KBL to manage the transportation and disposal of a wide variety of wastes including drill cuttings, flow back fluids, sewage waste as well as hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The logistics of waste management are challenging as the project is only accessible via barge and aircraft during the summer months and GNWT ice road in the winter.