Klohn Crippen Berger won a 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence, a joint initiative of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine, for the project Innovative Tailings Management – Greens Creek Mine in Admiralty Island, Alaska. The project won in the category of natural resources, mining, industry and power.
Admiralty Island has one of the largest populations of brown bears in the world and is a toruist destination. Klohn Crippen Berger was retained to develop solutions for storing dewatered tailings in an environmentally sensitive site subject to strict regulations. Dewatered tailings can withstand seismic forces, reduce tailings storage requirements and allow for improved reclamation of the land.
Held annually for 44 years, these awards are the highest recognition for the Canadian consulting engineering industry.ACEC represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private-sector clients. Canadian Consulting Engineer is a bi-monthly magazine for engineers in private practice.