Update August 30th, 2021

August 30th, 2021


Commencement of foundation work at the future Communications Tower located within the Plant Site Area is underway. The Communications Tower will provide Greenstone Mine with improved cellular service and help provide the network required to operate the Mine Fleet’s tracking system.

The Temporary Construction Power Substation (TCPS) backfilling work is complete, providing stability for the equipment. Fencing around the TCPS perimeter will be installed to secure the area. Hydro One will supply temporary construction phase power for three years until the Permanent Power Plant is built.

Planned activities for the week of August 30th  include continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, the Phase 2 installation of modules within the Temporary Lodging Facility area, commencement of construction of the Surface Water Detention Area and road construction and upgrades.

What's coming next:

Commissioning of the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant (TEWTP) located South of Hardrock Road will take place.  Early Earth Works in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues and includes the extraction and crushing of gravel for upcoming construction activities. Phase 1 commissioning of the kitchen and living quarters within the Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) will take place. Additionally, the installation of modules for Phase 2 will commence within the TLF. These activities will cause additional tractor trailer traffic on Highway 584 and Old Arena Road leading to the TLF entrance. Work will pause on the Temporary Power Line and resume the week of September 6th. The Main Construction Office Complex within the Process Plant Site area will continue with interior and exterior work in progress. Construction of the Haul Road Service Access located between the future Process Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility will continue and the upgrades to Lahtis Road will resume. The installation of High Density Polyethylene water lines on the East Service Road is complete. Construction of an access road within the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) area will continue in preparation for the future construction of the MHT seepage collection system. Construction of the Surface Water Detention Area located near the Process Plant footprint will commence. The Surface Water Detention Area is designed to collect surface water from the Process Plant footprint, before it flows into Pond B1, and is sent for treatment through the TEWTP.

The Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, road construction and upgrades and the installation of modules involve the use of heavy equipment such as: zoom booms, cranes, excavators, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we wish to caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic within Hardrock Road and the TEWTP area and to follow and obey posted signs across the Project area.

The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.