LANDFILL OPTIMIZATION & EXPANSION

Saskatchewan, Canada
 

Crude Oil Infrastructure Company – Canada

2017

Journey partnered with the Client to provide engineering service for a Class II landfill. The first phase of the project was to review the current operation and aid in providing best practice recommendations and multi-year fill planning.

Journey also partnered with the Client to review the current design and approve the waste height, existing berm structure and waste characteristics, and potential vertical expansion opportunities. Work included slope stability analysis of existing berm structure and slope stability analysis of the waste, modeling increase in height above the berms.

Journey worked with the Client to complete a landfill lateral expansion. Work included a full design as well as construction management and QA/QC field inspection. During the construction phase of the project, work included earthwork grading for the landfill cell and leachate storage pond, tie-in to the existing landfill, and installation of a leachate collection system. The landfill containment system consisted of a compacted clay liner and a HDPE geosynthetic liner system.

No Rig Mats Required

Journey completed an extensive review of the Client’s operation practices and made recommendations for improvements. Once implemented, the Client saved over $200,000 a year in operating expenses, removing the need to install rig matting for landfill access. Also, Journey’s recommendations increase overall leachate management capabilities and increased waste stability with better placement practices.

Breathing Room

The landfill cell expansion was completed in 2017. During construction there were challenges related to tying into the existing landfill and existing infrastructure. Journey worked with the Client and Contractor to resolve these challenges with practical realistic solutions without compromising the performance of the landfill and still achieving all the requirements of the operations approval.

An example of this practical solution approach was the development of an interim Landfill Water Management Plan that was put in place to ensure adequate environmental protection until the leachate storage pond can be completed and put into service; it contained and managed 1,600 m3 of water.



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Journey Engineering delivers a range of cost-effective services to our clients which enables us to take projects from conception through to operation. Engineering disciplines include Civil/Structural, Process, Stress, Mechanical, Electrical, and Instrumentation & Controls.




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