South Wapiti Cell 5 Design and Construction
Secure Energy | Grande Prairie, Alberta
Journey was hired to create a new landfill cell to add new airspace, or capacity, to a landfill approximately 25 kilometers south of Grand Prairie, AB. This addition comprised of a liner system including a compacted clay liner (CCL) and 60 mil high density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. Some noteworthy inclusions were the development of the landfill berms, access roads, stormwater system, and leachate collection system.
The design and tendering for this project was completed in late 2021 and early 2022, but the construction was completed between February and July of 2022. Journey assisted the client in attaining Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) approval to construct a cell, which required full quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) record reports from construction.
Ensuring high-quality service despite a shortage of materials – count on us to work with you!
Despite an unfortunate shortage of materials for a clay liner, our engineers working with the contractors on site were capable of daily tracking of resources and forecasting usage to manage the materials; keeping close tabs on the progress and material use allowed for a smooth construction process. Our engineers were able to go with the flow with quick changes in operation’s continual waste placement, working around existing landfill cells, as well as redesigning the leachate system under tight timelines to suit changed field conditions to provide a more efficient approach.