Client: Walter Energy Western Coal
Production and earthworks: 70,000 – 80,000 bcm per day
Dillon and Brule Mine
Pelly was engaged at the Brule Mine and was responsible for most aspects of mining and site development including all mining, site security, camp, scales, field engineering and survey support. Mining and earthworks averaged 70,000-80,000 bcm per day. Mine operations included all pre-stripping, drilling and blasting, overburden partings and coal cleaning and loading, hauling and dumping.
Willow Creek Mine
The Willow Creek Mine was commissioned by Western Canadian Coal in 2007. Pelly Construction mobilized a team to provide waste stripping and coal production, totaling 7,000,000 cubic meters per month. Increased economic pressures at the end of 2008 forced the owner to suspend operations and place the mine on care and maintenance.
Development at the Wolverine Mind included preparation of a wash plant and loading site for handling coal from the Perry Creek pit. The construction scope also included the construction of sediment ponds, dams, ditching, starter dyke construction through muskeg areas, muskeg removal and rock reinforcement structures, access road construction, coarse coal haul and train loading, as well as road maintenance and dewatering activities.