LPSG has completed numerous large-scale projects over the years. The ability to be innovative and work through adversity has been a major factor in our success. We’ve learned to treat adversity as an opportunity to improve and become better at what we do, benefiting our customers and our staff. LPSG has won innovation awards from the Saskatchewan Roadbuilder’s Association for its efforts on challenging projects.
Rafferty-Alameda Dam Project – LPSG produced a significant portion of the aggregate for the construction of the Rafferty-Alameda Dam. Total production was 400,000 tonnes of washed filter sand. This project was completed in 4 months.
Areva – McLean Lake Mine LPSG produced all of the aggregate for Areva’s McLean Lake camp and mine access road. Aggregates produced for this project include base, sub-base, traffic gravel and concrete rock. Total aggregate consumption for construction was 800,000 tonnes produced over an 8 month period.
TransCanada Highway Twinning – When the TransCanada highway was twinned between Regina and Swift Current, LPSG crushed much of the aggregate used in its construction. Over a 3 year period LPSG produced hundreds of thousands of tonnes of material that would eventually be used to complete the 4 lane conversion of this highway.
Cameco Projects – Cameco has utilized the services of LPSG for various construction projects at their uranium mining operations in Northern Saskatchewan. We have been on site at Cigar Lake, Key Lake, Rabbit Lake and McCarthur River producing an array of aggregate products for various projects. Production at these sites includes base, sub-base, traffic gravel and concrete rock.
St. Louis Bridge Project – LPSG completed aggregate supply, production and placement of aggregate for approaches to the St. Louis Bridge project, which will be completed in 2014. LPSG managed logistics of 100+ trucks while placing and finishing the approaches to engineers’ specifications. Aggregate consumption for this project was 400,000 tonnes and was completed in 6 weeks.
Railroad Ballast Projects – LPSG has completed numerous large scale railroad ballast production projects for CP Rail and CN Rail. These projects were completed in gravel deposits and in granite quarries in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Mining – LPSG has been involved in the mining industry, not only as a contractor but also as an owner and operator. We were the owners and operators of Winn Bay Sand Limited Partnership, the only successful silica sand mine to ever exist in Saskatchewan. This mine included an open pit quarry operation that moved approximately 6,000,000 tonnes of material per year, wet and dry processing facilities and sales and logistics (including rail and truck transport) of 1,200,000 tonnes of frac sand per year.
As this project evolved, distribution terminals were established in numerous locations in Western Canada to better service our customers. A second mining operation was commissioned in Wisconsin to increase our ability to satisfy customer demand. The main customers of Winn Bay Sand include Trican Well Servicing, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Talisman, Momentive and Encana.
Winn Bay Sand serviced the oil and gas industry in Western Canada for 9 years until it was sold to an American company in 2011.
Training – In a joint venture with Northern Career Quest and Nuna, a training program was developed to train and offer employment opportunities to First Nations and northern people. This program included life skills training, safety training, heavy equipment operator training and on-the-job training with guaranteed employment for its graduates. More than 24 First Nations and northern people completed this program in a two year period.