July 10th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of July 10th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), steel erection, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock from the open pit for construction of roads and TMF.
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. A link to Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.
At the Process Plant east end, installation of the two ball mills and cyclones along with electrical and piping work continues. At the west end, work is ongoing for various process sub-areas that include equipment installation, such as the kiln, and electrical and piping activities. Concrete base work for the oxygen plant is complete and installation of the lime storage silo started. At the crushers, electrical installation continues; piping and HVAC work is nearing completion. Work on the MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) wall nears completion. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), installation of the HPGR and electrical is ongoing and piping work nears completion. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing with three out of six conveyors now installed with erection of the fourth started. At the Power Plant, final electrical cable pulling and termination continue and pre-commissioning activities are well advanced.
Paving has commenced ahead of schedule on the highway realignment. Installation of signs and guardrails is nearing completion and hydroseeding started. For the health and safety of personnel working on the highway project, we ask everyone to please obey the posted speed limits and follow construction signage and signal persons within the construction zone limits.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from the open pit is ongoing.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive and be assembled. Operation Maintenance team continue their move into the new Truck Shop as the Supply Chain team begin their move into the permanent Warehouse.
The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the Project area for everyone’s health and safety. 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.