Projects

Survey, Mapping and Geomatics

Drake17 Condominium Tower

Drake17 Condominium Tower

Challenger supported the construction of the 17 story Drake Condominium Tower in the Connaught neighbourhood of downtown Calgary by providing control surveys and deformation monitoring to ensure construction would not have a negative impact on adjacent buildings.

Shepherd’s Gardens – Condominium Tower

Shepherd’s Gardens – Condominium Tower

The Shepherd’s Gardens Heritage condominium is a 15 story, 13-unit condominium tower in the Heritage / Century Park area offering independent living services and amenities.

CN Edson Subdivision

CN Edson Subdivision

Engineering survey from Mile 80 to Mile 100 (32km in length) along the CN Edson Subdivision to allow for the development of an additional track along the south side of the existing mainline.

CN Vegreville Subdivision

CN Vegreville Subdivision

Challenger provided construction survey services for the detailed design of grading and trackwork for 10 km of new track.

Hangingstone Landing Condominium Project

Hangingstone Landing Condominium Project

Situated on the Hangingstone River, Hangingstone Landing is a 139 unit residential development in Fort McMurray. The development included ground floor commercial space and a heated underground parking garage.

Enbridge Cheecham Terminal Expansion

Enbridge Cheecham Terminal Expansion

Enbridge’s Cheecham Terminal, south of Fort McMurray, needed new tank, pump, and pipeline infrastructure to accommodate increased capacity associated with the Wood Buffalo Extension project. Challenger provided Enbridge with construction survey support.

Faro Mine Remediation

Faro Mine Remediation

Challenger has provided local geomatics support for the design of the remediation and the ongoing care and maintenance of this large-scale mine reclamation project.

Carmacks-Stewart Yukon Transmission Line

Carmacks-Stewart Yukon Transmission Line

Challenger Geomatics provided a broad range of survey support for the construction of transmission and distribution lines between Carmacks and Stewart Crossing.

New Afton Mine

New Afton Mine

The New Afton copper-gold-silver mine is located approximately 10km from Kamloops in the central interior of BC. Challenger provided survey services in support of a spike in development activities to take the project to production.

Northwest Redwater Sturgeon Refinery

Northwest Redwater Sturgeon Refinery

The North West Redwater (NWR) Sturgeon Refinery is Alberta’s newest stand-alone refinery. The project is located about 45km northeast of Edmonton and is the first new refinery to be built in more than 30 years.

Bow Building Office Tower Development

Bow Building Office Tower Development

Challenger provided survey services including topographic surveys, control surveys, deformation monitoring and layouts to support the construction of the Bow Building proposed by Encana in downtown Calgary.

Kearl Oil Sands Project

Kearl Oil Sands Project

Challenger provided survey and mapping services related to the new construction and later the expansion of an open pit mining operation located 70km north of Fort McMurray in the Athabasca oil sands region.

Edmonton Airport South Hangar

Edmonton Airport South Hangar

Challenger provided topographic surveys for the development, planning, quality assurance program, and quality control program for the South Hangar Development of the Edmonton International Airport.

City of Calgary Flood Aerial Survey

City of Calgary Flood Aerial Survey

During and immediately after the 2013 Flood, Challenger provided digital aerial survey and mapping support for the City of Calgary. Included data collection for shoreline features along the Elbow River and Bow River water edges.

High River Flood Mitigation

High River Flood Mitigation

After the 2013 flood, the town dike, west town dike, NW dikes, golf course dike, and Lineham Canal dike were all constructed to provide protection from future flooding.

Kaybob Duvernay Exploration

Kaybob Duvernay Exploration

Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and appraisal of the Duvernay resource formation near Fox Creek, Alberta.

Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle Project

Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle Project

Challenger developed a new methodology for automatic identification of infested trees from airborne multi-spectral images and generated a GIS dataset that could be used by researchers.

Kudz Ze Kayah Mine

Kudz Ze Kayah Mine

The Kudz Ze Kayah project is a zinc mine located in the northern Pelly Mountains, 115km south of Ross River in the Yukon. Copper, lead, gold, and silver are also present on the site.

North American Terminal Operations

North American Terminal Operations

Construction survey support for the construction of a new rail terminal in Bruderheim, Alberta.

Coffee Creek Mining

Coffee Creek Mining

Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration of this open pit and heap leach gold mine located approximately 130km south of Dawson.

Keyera – Wapiti Pipeline

Keyera – Wapiti Pipeline

Challenger provided survey support for the construction of Keyera’s 92km Wapiti multi-pipe right-of-way and various other pipeline projects in the Wapiti and Pipestone areas, near Grande Prairie

Enbridge Bathymetric Survey

Enbridge Bathymetric Survey

Challenger executes regular bathymetric and topographic surveys along the Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Simpson as well as Great Bear River crossing near Tulita to confirm pipeline integrity as part of Enbridge’s monitoring program.

Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Operating as one of our majority aboriginal-owned partnership companies, Inukshuk Geomatics Inc., Challenger provided survey support for km 52-138 of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) project.

South East Stoney Trail

South East Stoney Trail

The Southeast Stoney Trail Project involved the construction of a six-lane 25km section of expressway from Peigan Trail to Highway 22X.

Southern MD’s of Alberta Aerial Survey Project

Southern MD’s of Alberta Aerial Survey Project

Challenger provided consulting services for Southern Alberta Aerial Survey Project. The project included digital aerial survey and mapping support for 41 hamlets, air photo acquisition, photogrammetry DEM data collection and maps.

Edmonton Metro Line LRT extension

Edmonton Metro Line LRT extension

North LRT expansion (Metro Line) including track replacement and reconfiguration for Churchill station and tunnel.

Northern Lights Oil Sands Exploration

Northern Lights Oil Sands Exploration

Though the project ultimately did not go forward, Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and definition of new oil sands resources in the Northern Lights area.

Mackenzie River Delta Bathymetric Survey

Mackenzie River Delta Bathymetric Survey

Bathymetric survey of the Mackenzie River Delta at a proposed offshore well site to be drilled atop an ice-pad.

MacKay River SAGD Development

MacKay River SAGD Development

Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and definition of oil sands resources and also for the staged development of the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility and associated infrastructure.

Lewis and Meadow Creek Oil Sands Exploration

Lewis and Meadow Creek Oil Sands Exploration

Lewis is a proposed in situ oil sands development approximately 25km northeast of Fort McMurray. Meadow Creek is a proposed steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) development located 45km south of Fort McMurray

East Palliser Transmission Line

East Palliser Transmission Line

Challenger provided aerial photography and mapping to support route analysis for a proposed transmission line from Wild Rose Wind Farms near Medicine Hat to a substation near Empress Alberta, approximately 120km.

Smith River Bridge and Alaska Highway Projects

Smith River Bridge and Alaska Highway Projects

Challenger provided a variety of survey services and support for the construction of a replacement bridge over the Smith River in northern BC as part of the Alaska Highway project.

Clearwater Oil Sands Pilot Project

Clearwater Oil Sands Pilot Project

The pilot project is located approximately one mile southeast of the Fort McMurray Regional Airport. Challenger provided survey and mapping support to define and assess oil sands resources and related infrastructure.

Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport

Challenger provided survey services including site surveys, control surveys and support for the Calgary Airport Expansion Project and the new International Terminal.

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