Chemco Helps Keep Alberta Moving

Now safely on site, Chemco is proud to have been a part of the team that helped get it there. Chemco worked with Dacro, IPPL, Epcor, and Telus to remove and re-locate electrical services, phone lines, and fiber lines for businesses along 51 Avenue in Edmonton to facilitate the transport of the IPPL splitter.  This was the heaviest transport project in the history of the province.  The splitter is 820-tonnes and  96-metres long.

A quote from the IPPL representative that Chemco worked with: “The splitter and crew have arrived safely at site. Chemco should be proud, as your team played a huge role in the success of this historic move.”

Chemco Access Matting in the Northwest Territories

All the way up in the Northwest Territories, our access matting team has successfully provided 212 truck loads carrying 17,500 access mats to Fort Simpson in the span of just 21 days. The mats are required for an 11 kilometer remote access, along with 2 drilling pads and an area to set up a remote camp. The objective of the project is to replace an aging section of pipe under the river. The remote access provides a solid surface for equipment to travel on with zero disturbance to the natural environment. For this project, all materials and equipment required had to be delivered in the winter utilizing local ice bridges/roads. Once the River was flowing in the spring, a portion of the matting had to be barged up river to reach the remote site. The project started March of this year with an anticipated completion this October.

Starting with an access matting inventory of only 15,000 mats in January 2017, our matting division has now grown to have over 65,000 mats, allowing us to handle high volume projects like this one. For more information on our access mats, check out our access matting page or just watch one of our videos:


Major Milestone Reached at Shell Scotford Facility

We have reached another major milestone in our journey to goal zero.  Since November of 2014 we have successfully completed 1,000,000 man hours without a recordable incident!

The Chemco team at the Shell Scotford facility have demonstrated once again their ability to complete work in a consistently safe manner.  An achievement like this happens when all of us are focused on understanding the risks, continuously looking to mitigate these risks and looking after each other.  Teamwork, collaboration and communication will continue to be the fundamentals to our success.

We would like to thank everyone on site and at Head Office for your contribution and the role you play in our team’s success.

Chemco Awarded BC Hydro Bennett Dam Civil Project

Kiewit has awarded Chemco and our JV partner Doig River First Nation the contract to install and operate the scale for the WAC Bennett Dam Rip- Rap Upgrade Project.

Since completion of dam construction nearly 50 years ago, there has been steady deterioration of the rip-rap—large boulder-sized rock that protects the upstream slope of the dam. Upgrading the deteriorated portions of the rip-rap will ensure long-term dam safety and erosion protection from ice and impact from wind and waves in the Williston Reservoir. In May 2016 BC Hydro received approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission for the project as its cost is above the $100 million threshold that triggered a regulatory review.