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Global restoration - Barvue mine site, Abitibi FNX-INNOV Site Barvue

Our experts’ multidisciplinary capabilities allow us to provide innovative solutions whatever the project scope or the complexity of the challenge.

FNX-INNOV’s teams of specialists in geotechnical engineering and the various earth science disciplines are truly go-to partners for minimizing the costs of implementing infrastructure or building projects and for obtaining innovative solutions for optimally cost-effective project implementation or environmental restoration – again, whatever the scope of your project or complexity of the challenge you face.

Thanks to our experts’ multidisciplinary capabilities, we can design hydrotechnical structures, including dikes, dams, tailings facilities, and engineered landfill sites. Our design expertise also encompasses various solutions for restoring contaminated or derelict sites and implementing the most appropriate methods for shore stabilization and erosion control.

Geotechnical and environmental study - Quebec City Amphitheatre FNX-INNOV Amphithéâtre de Québec

Safety study - Westbury Dam, Weedon FNX-INNOV Barrage Westbury, Weedon

For their site investigations, our teams rely on our own fleet of equipment to carry out surveys, examinations, samplings, and drilling and boring operations and on our state-of-the-art laboratories to perform a variety of specialized tests to generate reliable data and devise optimal solutions. Using specialized software, mapping, and geomatics tools, our teams can also monitor the behaviour of structures.

Our pool of earth science expertise encompasses extensive experience in dealing with wide-ranging challenges. Our experts have demonstrated their ability to manage the logistics of site investigations in various regions across our country, particularly the Far North, and around the world.

Our expertise includes:

  • Geology, geomorphology and borrow pit research
  • Geotechnical studies
  • Foundation design
  • Retaining structure design
  • Soil-improvement techniques
  • Environmental assessment and characterization (Phases I, II and III)
  • Restoration of contaminated and derelict sites
  • Dam safety
  • Roadways

Geotechnical investigation - Réseau Express Métropolitain, Montreal FNX-INNOV Réseau Express Métropolitain, Montréal