Construction of Magnola metallurgy plant
  • Construction and development of foundations for future buildings and infrastructure at the Magnola plant
  • Installation of three conduits and sewer inspection chambers for a 2.5 km drinking and fire protection water supply line, as well as a forcemain.
  • Installation of underground piping for water supply, fire protection water, process water, cooling water, and domestic and stormwater sewer systems
  • Total installation of ± 20,000 m of pipelines over a distance of about 4,000 m of trenches
  • Construction of pond in Nicolet River
  • Tailings pond
  • Access road to tailings pond
  • Installation of pipelines from plant to tailings pond
  • Development and seeding of tailings management facilities
  • Site landscaping and paving
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Buried grounding grid
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Mine tailings cut and fill amounting to ± 300,000 m3
  • Waterproofing of pond (geomembrane + clay)
  • Decant tower
  • Tower access ramp
  • Connecting pipe to vacuum breaker chamber
Highlights
  • Considerable volume of cut/fill, i.e., 1,200,000 m3 of material moved
  • On-site production of 700,000 tonnes of crushed rock for project
  • Adapting rapidly to changes in alignment and soil conditions
  • Planning and coordinating work on the basis of the various industrial site constraints
  • Significant variety of pipes (diameters) in the same trench
  • Large number of suppliers
  • Planning and change management
  • Substantial volume of cut/fill, i.e., 600,000 m3
  • Bentonite and slurry mix used to waterproof pond
  • Coordinating work with various contractors on site
  • Installation of waterproofing in fall
  • Compliance with deadlines