Update February 20th, 2023
February 20th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of February 20th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, steel erection, cladding, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock for roads at the open pit.
What's coming next:
Greenstone Mine wishes to advise the public that open pit activities are underway. Greenstone Mine will be conducting scheduled blasts within the Open Pit. Blasting for the construction of water collections ponds will also take place in the vicinity of the Plant Site area for the next few months typically at 6:30 p.m. A link to Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.
A portion of the Barton Bay Trail has reopened for the winter months due to the winter suspension of construction activities on the Highway 11 Realignment. We ask that trail users obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety. The trail will be closed again once activities resume in the spring.
At the Process Plant east end, steel erection, cladding and roof liner installation are well advanced. At the west end, internal steel and concrete are ongoing as E-room electrical work continues. Cladding work continues at the Crusher with the electrical tray, chute liner and overhead doors installation continuing. Steel erection and interior foundation work continue at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) as cladding nears completion. Bridge work at the Detox tanks is nearing completion. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes construction of the control room and the exhaust ducting, as well as pulling of cable. At the Truck Shop, architectural work on the offices is in progress along with work on piping, electrical and communications systems. Work on the wash bay was completed. Commissioning of the Pit Fuel Station nears completion and has started on the Sewage Treatment Plant. Conveyor preassembly and installation including electrical cable tray installation are ongoing with transfer tower structure erection continuing. Installation of an intake pipe within the project area and Kenogamisis Lake Southwest Arm is underway. The pipe will supply fresh water to the Potable Water Treatment Plant. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam wall with rock from operations is ongoing.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of mine haul trucks five, six and seven is underway. Components for the fourth dozer D375A will begin arriving. The construction of haul roads is advancing well.
The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the project area for everyone’s health and safety. Snowmobilers are warned to stay well outside of the project footprint for their own safety as many hazards may be covered by snow.
Construction in and around Greenstone Mine involves the use of heavy equipment such as haul trucks, zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. The extensive project work over the last year has significantly changed the landscape resulting in many new hazards. For health and safety reasons, do not enter any unauthorized or active work areas within the Project footprint unless authorized to do so.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine.