Base Mine Dam

Location: Fort McMurray, AB

The Base Mine Dam project included the construction of an earth dam and sand chimney, manholes, pipeline corridors, haul and access roads, Highway 63 and Underpass Relocation, surface water management system, sumps and the associated mechanical, electrical and automation.

Total Excavation: 2,344,370 m3
Total Common Fill: 9,051,958 m3
Total Sand Fill: 618,758 m3
Total Granular Fill: 261,456 m3

Contract Value

$408M CAD

Prime Consultant


Project Owner

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Contract Format


Completion Date

May 2013

Contract Duration

40 months