July 24th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of July 24th 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, work on the two ball mills along with electrical and piping continues. At the west end, work is ongoing for various process sub-areas with equipment installation nearing completion and electrical and piping activities ongoing. Installation of the lime storage silo is ongoing. At the crushers, piping and HVAC work is close to complete and electrical work continues. Work on the MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) wall is now complete and the structure at the primary crusher dump pocket has started. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), installation of the HPGR is nearing completion and electrical work is ongoing. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing with four out of six conveyors now installed with erection of the remaining two started. At the Power Plant, final electrical cable pulling and termination are wrapping up and pre-commissioning activities is underway.
For the highway realignment, paving, installation of signs and guardrails, and hydroseeding are nearing completion. Preparations to switch over traffic to the new highway over the coming weeks is underway. 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.
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.