Since 2012, McElhanney has completed several engineering projects for Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. (Avanti). From 2012 – 2018, our multi-disciplinary teams have taken on every project challenge as their own.
For example, in 2012, Avanti hired McElhanney to complete a traffic impact study for the proposed Kitsault Molydemum Mine Project. McElhanney completed a corridor assessment of both Highway 16 and Nass Highway; traffic counts with help from local Nisga’a residents; and identified potential hazards along proposed haul routes. In conjunction with the mine re-opening, our team also prepared an environmental management plan (EMP) for road upgrades associated with a Special Use Permit application.
In 2014, McElhanney was also retained by Avanti to prepare an EMP in support of federal regulatory applications, provincial standards, and the Nisga’a Lisims Government for the replacement of the Nass River bridge structure on the Kinskuch Forest Service Road. The load rating of the existing bridge structure had been downgraded and was not rated to hold the anticipated loads associated with construction and development of the Kitsault Mine Project. McElhanney’s EMP addressed the environmental values of the sites, construction considerations, and best practices to implement during the replacement of the superstructure of the bridge.