From February 2017 until June 2017, the Fort McKay Group of Companies Earthworks division worked on a project to construct an overflow seepage ditch with a concrete pre-cast structure. Located on the Albian site at the Jack Pine tailings area, the project involved creating a ditch to handle an overflow flood, and direct it to another holding area. This was done by assembling pre-case concrete structures to form an overflow inlet and outlet and required the organization of cranes and personnel. There was also a 500m section of corrugated plastic pipe that was put together and placed in a trench to finish off the system.
Completion of the project required 22,000 man-hours. The seepage ditch was constructed on time and under budget, and most importantly, everyone went home safely.