TSI was awarded two contracts in support of the PCB Remediation Project in Saglek, Labrador in 2002.


Defence Construction Canada (DCC) awarded a contract to supply and service a 42-person mobile camp. The scope of work included a kitchen, recreation area, lounge, potable water and sewage system with a sewage treatment plant and two electrical generators. The contract was based on a combination of fixed firm price and time and material.

In order to be ready for the seasonal start-up date of July 01, 2003, TSI supplied and mobilized the camp prior to the end of marine shipping in November 2002.

TSI provided all necessary equipment and personnel to support the camp operations, including:

  • Mobilization of camp and support equipment.
  • Set-up and commissioning of camp water and sewage treatment plants.
  • Janitorial services for entire camp.
  • Kitchen operations and re-supply of food, as well as seasonal food re-supply for dry and canned goods.
  • Weekly entertainment.
  • Daily canteen services.
  • Repairs and maintenance to the camp and supporting equipment.
  • Arranged weekly air support services including:
    • Supply of materials required for camp maintenance
    • Remediation contractor equipment and material
    • Personnel
    • Weekly transport of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • De-commissioning and demobilization of camp and support equipment.


TSI was also awarded the contract to supply all site labour to the PCB remediation contractor, Bennett Environmental Ltd. Personnel included Site Supervisor, Heavy Equipment Operators, and General Labourers. The labor support contract with the remediation contractor was based on time and materials only.

The duties under this contract generally included the following:

  • Set-up and commissioning of equipment.
  • Assisting in the planning of seasonal operations.
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports of productivity.
  • Clearing site of larger rocks.
  • Filling containers with contaminated soil and bolting on covers.
  • Transporting containers and material to water high mark.
  • Assistance in stevedoring operations.
  • Re-grading land back to its original shape.
  • De-commissioning of equipment and camp.

The Saglek Remediation Project contract was initially for a three-year period. However, the work was completed on time and on budget within two years.