Golder Proud to be Recognized for Engineering Excellence in Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Golder Associates Ltd. was honored with two Awards of Excellence and one Award of Merit, presented among industry peers, at the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards Gala held on February 4th in Edmonton. The Showcase Awards recognize the accomplishments of Alberta’s consulting engineers featured in projects that display the highest level of technical excellence in engineering, innovation and societal benefit.

As a global company, Golder’s goal is to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for its clients who represent the world’s leading industries. These award-winning projects demonstrate how Golder’s wide-range of technical specialists are committed to sharing global knowledge to deliver answers to the unique technical issues their clients are faced with.

“Our driving force is our passion for helping clients achieve their financial, social and environmental goals,” said Greg Herasymuik, Principal, Manager, Prairies and North Operations. “We strive to support our clients with their most challenging projects and are proud to have accepted these prestigious awards in partnership with our clients.”

Golder took home the following awards in the categories of: International; Natural Resources, Mining and Industry; and Project Management:

Award of Excellence: Dominion Diamond Jay Project (Category: Project Management) &
Award of Merit: Dominion Diamond Jay Project (Category: Natural Resources, Mining and Industry)

Dominion Diamond (Dominion) purchased the Ekati Mine in 2013, it was scheduled to close in six years. They hoped to continue operations by developing the Jay Kimberlite Pipe, but its cost estimate was believed to be uneconomic.

To avoid closing the mine, Dominion retained Golder Associates to conduct the Jay Project. The Jay Project required integrated Environmental Assessment, Design and Construction knowledge that met an aggressive schedule. Golder formed a dedicated team focusing on efficient project management, innovative design concepts and assessment methods, helping Dominion’s Ekati Mine to avoid closure and continue to provide socio-economic benefits to Northern Canada.

Award of Excellence: John Compton Dam De-silting and Rehabilitation Project (Category: International)

The JCD project involved the development of a plan to restore the island water supply at the main surface water reservoir, which had been compromised by sediment displacing about 50% of the storage capacity. The project required a balanced multidisciplinary team, including sediment management and dam engineering experts, plus decision support specialists, hydrologists, environmental and social assessment specialists, geotechnical engineers, and civil engineers. The project recommendations provide an accepted path forward that will restore the water supply reliability, provide opportunities for local employment and economic opportunities, will be resilient in the event of future climate change, and is environmentally acceptable.

Golder has been serving its clients in Alberta for over 40 years, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. Its knowledge of local cultures and regulations, combined with its global resources allows the organisation to help its clients achieve their business goals across Alberta and around the world. Golder professionals throughout the province work on projects ranging from oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, real estate, power and more.


About Consulting Engineers of Alberta

CEA and partner associations in each of the provinces and the territories, in conjunction with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC), offer clients access to a network of quality industry services. CEA’s role is to promote and enhance the business interests and opportunities engineering consulting member firms.

For more information, contact:

Golder Associates Ltd.
Tina Marano, North American Marketing Leader
Tel: +1 (905) 567-6100 x2556

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