Matrix began supporting construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) in Spring 2019. TMEP is essentially a twinning of the existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County (near Edmonton), Alberta and Burnaby, BC.
Environmental services for Keyera KAPS project
KAPS, a natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate system, is a highly desired industry pipeline solution designed to integrate services, generate more volumes and expand commercial opportunities. All of which can benefit Alberta. KAPS creates a platform for future investment opportunities that could include additional gas and condensate processing investments, new NGL infrastructure or other value-added services
Environmental Support for Finch West Light Rail Transit Construction Project
The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project will bring an additional 11 kilometers and 18 stops of public transit, while renewing aging infrastructure. The project aims to reduce travel and connection times and provide an economic boost for the community. The project is being delivered through a public-private partnership (P3) under Mosaic Transit Constructors General Partnership (Mosaic) and is owned by Metrolinx. Matrix has been working with Mosaic on several aspects of the project from the pre-construction phase and continues to support the project during construction activities.
Power Pole Preservative Fate and Transport Modelling and Risk Assessment
As part of their management of environmental liability, a power transmission client wanted help evaluating the fate and transport of pentachlorophenol (PCP), creosote, and arsenate compounds from utility transmission line poles to the surrounding environment. Through modelling the current and anticipated behavior of contaminants along a transmission line, the goal of the project was to develop remediation criteria that were more reflective of the actual risk to receptors, and to provide a viable pathway to closure (i.e. obtaining a reclamation certificate) that would be acceptable to the regulator and industry stakeholders.
Well Site Abandonment, Remediation and Reclamation Portfolio
An oil and gas producer with operations in southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba has been progressing a large-scale abandonment program of approximately 50 to 100 well sites annually. Matrix was retained to assist with the management of the abandonment and reclamation program. The goal is to reduce the producer’s environmental liability, return land to equivalent productivity, and achieve regulatory closure for the sites.
We routinely lead characterization of stream morphology to:
- Assess fluvial erosion hazards
- Develop alternatives for erosion control in environmental assessments
- Develop management strategies as part of land use planning (subwatershed, secondary, tertiary plans and site plans)
- Assist in culvert/bridge design
- Define erosion thresholds to inform stormwater management