From initial site development, to mine site closure and reclamation
We have proven experience in developing the infrastructure necessary to construct and manage mine sites across North America. We maximize the value of our services by working collaboratively with clients to ensure that we focus on the critical details in making a project successful.
Road construction and maintenance
Soil stripping and reclamation
Experienced in stripping, separating and salvaging soils; as well as large scale reclamation of mine sites.
Heap leach pads
Construction of operation and environmental ponds, including: compensation ponds, sedimentation ponds, polishing ponds, and sumps.
Commitment to safety
Safety-first approach for project success
Safety is at the forefront of our values. To ensure site safety on complex and large scale mining projects, we do the essential work of proactively planning and creating a site-specific safety management plan with the necessary measures to get our team home safely every day.
Industry Leading Equipment
Cat 390 Excavator Super Ripper: ready to rip!
The Cat 390 Excavator Super-Rippers, capable of efficiently breaking up large sections of frozen earth or rock for easier loading, increased project efficiency in a variety of ways. But our capability doesn’t end there. This is just one example of how our team has leveraged industry-leading technology for our clients advantage.
Your mining project - done right
Morgan’s capabilities in the mining sector are backed by years of experience in oil and gas construction. Our highly qualified team and equipment capabilities enable us to handle large-scale projects across diverse mine site conditions.
Engaged project execution
Collaborating with mine owners on constructibility reviews and front-end planning to ensure projects are completed safely and efficiently.
Innovative safety systems
Ever-evolving safety systems that ensure mine hazards are thoroughly understood and effectively mitigated to keep our employees safe.
Extensive fleet of haul trucks (with capacities of up to 200 tons) that are fully equipped to take on multi-million ton haul projects.
Industry leading Cat 390 Excavator super-rippers designed to rip large areas of frozen ground or rock to facilitate material for loading.
Established project management teams that are proficient and experienced with planning and executing work in mining environments.
Flexible team capacity
Ability to transfer or recruit additional skilled Morgan workers to effectively manage increasing manpower demands for large mine projects.
The Lean Lens
At Morgan, we manage our projects with a lean approach. We seek to provide value to the customer at every step of the process while minimizing waste. Through a constant cycle of planning, doing, checking and adjusting (PDCA), we enable transparent communication and ensure project quality.
Opportunities to identify value
We strive to identify value through careful examination of mining processes, seeking out areas where resources may be wasted or where processes could be optimized.
Tools to identify the eight forms of waste
Overproduction, waiting, defects, over-processing, excess inventory, unnecessary motion, unused talent, and transportation. By understanding these forms of waste, we can work to eliminate them and refine our approach.
To optimize mining processes, we analyze the flow of materials and information through each stage, identifying areas of inefficiency and working to streamline every aspect.
Work is only initiated when there is demand from the next stage in the process. By following this principle, we avoid schedule slippage and minimize the creation of waste.
We regularly evaluate our processes and look for ways to improve efficiency, quality, and safety. Through ongoing analysis and development, we work to ensure that our clients receive the best possible results from our mining construction services.
Our innovative mining portfolio
Our proven track record of success in the mining sector is what separates Morgan from the rest of the market. Take a look at some of our recent milestone projects.
Overburden Ditching and Ponds
Morgan was engaged to construct a 3.7 km long rock-lined filtration ditch intended to capture any dirty water and provide containment, mitigating environmental risk associated with surface runoff. In addition to the filtration ditches, the filtration network included two large ponds which assist with storage requirements and allow for dissipation.
TA9 Engineered Pond Bottom Cleanup
As our client progresses their mining operation, they intend to utilize a portion of the pit to store tailings which requires the installation of an engineered, competent base. A key component of this work is removing slop and unsuitable material from the existing ground that is left over from the previous mining operation.
Faro Rose Creek Dyke Raise
Mackenzie Redcap Expansion - Soil Salvage and Culverts
Morgan salvaged 900,000 m3 of surface soil in advance of the construction of the Mackenzie Recap Expansion haul road. The project’s right of way crossed through multiple environmentally sensitive areas that required extensive dewatering efforts. Morgan developed location-specific dewatering plans to successfully move and treat the groundwater, reducing the risk of siltation prior to salvaging the surface soils.
North Mine Advance – Reclamation Material Salvage
As part of Mildred Lake operations reclamation scope Morgan has been trusted to remove and salvage all surface soils and subsoils in advance of mining operations for the 2021 and 2022 reclamation seasons. Reclamation salvage is critical to our client’s operations as the surface soils must be stockpiled and stored to be reused at the end of the mine life. Morgan has successfully and safely removed and salvaged over 7.5 million m3 of soil during these two seasons resulting in a long-standing partnership.
Mildred Lake Extension - West Access Road
To facilitate the development of a new oilsands mine our client trusted Morgan with the construction of 10 km of access road. Included in this project was the construction of five major water crossings, two of which were large-diameter steel culverts and three concrete bridge structures on steel-driven piles. In addition to the 10 km of high-grade road, Morgan was also tasked with the construction of a permanent laydown area that will serve as the construction management team’s office location and material storage throughout the development of the new mine.