Mining

At Associated, our approach to delivering mining projects is to listen to our clients so that we understand their requirements, goals, and long-term vision. We work with our clients to build world-class solutions to advance their business needs.

Our solutions balance today’s environmental challenges, consider full life-cycle costs, optimize operational efficiency, and minimize maintenance requirements.  We can assist clients through the mine planning, permitting, operation, decommissioning, reclamation, and project closure phases.

Planning and Permitting Phase:

  • Access route analysis & feasibility studies
  • Transportation studies
  • Baseline environmental studies
  • Infrastructure, mechanical, electrical, & structural feasibility & preliminary design
  • Guidance through Federal, Provincial, & Territorial regulatory
    processes
  • Cumulative effects assessments
  • Application and support for permits & approvals
  • Closure & remediation plans
  • First Nations & regulatory agency liaison
  • Facilitation of public & stakeholder communication processes

Operation Phase:

  • Infrastructure design & construction management
  • First Nations & regulatory agency liaison
  • Water management & treatment
  • Management & coordination of complex operational monitoring programs
  • Environmental data management
  • Asset management

Decommissioning, Reclamation and Closure Phases

  • Environmental emergency response
  • Closure planning & design
  • Environmental effects monitoring
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Contaminated site assessment & remediation
  • Water management & treatment
  • Waste disposal plans
  • Cumulative effects assessments
  • Decommissioning
  • Reclamation & restoration
  • Wetland reconstruction
  • Environmental permits & approvals
  • First Nations & regulatory agency liaison
  • Rob Kupchanko

    Rob Kupchanko P.Ag.

    National Practice Leader, Contaminated Sites

    • Our Contaminated Sites practice is challenging and rewarding. It compliments other expertise and allows interactions with all stakeholders that have one common goal - to clean.

    • Make life fun and enjoyable for everyone, starting with the most important people around you! I enjoy spending time with my family, playing recreational sports together, as well as attending sports games.
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  • Clients

    Areva
    Cameco
    Cardero Coal Ltd.
    Casino Mining Corp.
    CNRL
    K+S Potash
    Mosaic Potash
    PCS
    Selwyn Chihong Mining
    Shell
    Suncor Energy Inc.
    Teck Coal Ltd.
    Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership
    Vale Potash
    Yukon Government