Frontier-Kemper Constructors ULC
Established in 2004, Frontier-Kemper Constructors ULC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. (FKCI) and is the operating entity of FKCI in Canada. Being a fully-equipped heavy civil and underground construction contractor, FKC ULC is capable of offering its clients a full-range of services; including:
• TBM Tunneling
• Drill/Blast Tunneling
• Mechanized Shaft Construction (Raise Bore and Blind Drill)
• Conventional (Drill/Blast) Shaft Sinking
Through FKCI’s Lake Shore and Electrical Services Divisions, we also provide a full-line of conveyance and control systems; including:
• Hoisting Systems
• Hoist Control Systems
• Vertical Conveyors (Vertical Belts)
FKC ULC is the managing partner of the Seymour-Cap Partnership which is constructing twin water tunnels and shafts for the Vancouver Metropolitan area in British Columbia. Two tunnel boring machines are being utilized to bore the water conveyance tunnels beneath the mountains of North Vancouver. FKCI raise bore machines will be used to construct the shafts at the Capilano reservoir end for connection to the existing pump station and water distribution network.
Recently FKC ULC completed the Ashlu Creek Hydroelectric Power Tunnel and Shaft near Squamish, British Columbia. The 4.5 kilometer long tunnel was excavated using a 4 meter diameter tunnel boring machine and the 150 meter deep intake shaft was constructed using a 3.5 meter diameter raise bore machine. The shaft and tunnel convey water to the Ashlu Creek 50 megawatt power generating station.
FKC ULC is well positioned to continue its business of constructing tunnel and shaft projects throughout Canada.
Seymour Capilano Twin Tunnels Project
Contractor: Seymour-Cap Partnership
Owner: Metro Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
A Joint Venture consisting of Frontier-Kemper, J. F. Shea, and Aecon submitted a proposal on January 23, 2009 for the completion of two water tunnels for the Greater Vancouver Water District. When completed, the twin 3.8m diameter tunnels will be used to transport raw water in one tunnel from the Capilano reservoir to the Seymour Treatment Plant and the other tunnel will return the treated water to the Capliano water distribution network. Approximately 6,344m total remains to be excavated in the tunnels by two Tunnel Boring Machines under this contract. A large portion of the work will be completed using existing plant and equipment from the Client and a previous contractor. In addition to the TBM tunnel excavation, work also includes tunnel support and control of groundwater; drill and blast excavation of underground chambers; excavation of twin 270m deep, 4m diameter raise bored shafts; installation and backfill grouting of steel lining in all shafts and portions of the tunnels; and interconnection pipes from the shafts to nearby water mains.
Ashlu Creek Hydroelectric Tunnel Project
Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors ULC
Owner: Ashlu Creek Investments Limited Partnership
Location: Squamish, British Columbia
The Ashlu Creek project is an independent Power Producer design-build-operate-transfer, run-of-the-river hydroelectric project. Frontier-Kemper’s contract includes the design and construction of a 4.08m diameter, 4.4km long tunnel along with a 3.5m diameter 140m deep intake shaft. The owner of the project mobilized on site during the fall of 2006. In the meantime Frontier-Kemper refurbished the TBM and constructed the trailing gear in Evansville, Indiana, and shipped the components to the site in March 2007, where assembly was completed. Tunnel excavation was completed in February 2009. In April 2009, Raise Boring of the intake shaft began and was completed in a little more than a month. Demobilization was completed in September 2009.
Western Beaches Tunnel Project
Contractor: C&M McNally (JV Sponsor & Managing Partner) & Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: The City of Toronto, Canada
Location: Toronto, Canada
This project included the design and construction of the Western Beaches CSO Tunnel which consisted of 3.0m diameter by 4,000m long tunnel from Parkside Drive to Strachan Avenue; nine interception shafts to direct flow from existing outfalls into the tunnel; consolidating sewer at Parkside (approximately 80m length); air vent shafts; forcemain from the pumping station to high level interceptor along Strachan Avenue. Work included all associated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control, civil, site work, and utility conflicts resolution. The project began in March of 1998 and was completed in June 2002.