May 22nd, 2023
Planned activities for the week of May 22nd 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.
A portion of the Barton Bay Trail has been reopened, however work around the highway realignment is underway. Trail users must obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety.
At the Process Plant east end, interior work on the installation of the ball mills along with electrical and piping work continues. At the west end, work is ongoing for various process sub-areas that includes equipment installation and electrical and piping activities. Tank installation at the Pre-leach Thickener continues. At the crushers, electrical, piping, HVAC and equipment installation continues. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), installation of the HPGR itself has started and electrical and piping work continue. The Ore Storage geodesic dome structure erection is advancing well. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing as the transfer tower erection continues. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes work on the control room, engine exhaust ducting, electrical cable terminations and preparations for commissioning. At the Truck Shop, handover to Operations is in progress.
Highway work is focused on the east end tie-in, the water line at Michael Power Boulevard and the installation of A gravel. Preparations for paving later next month are underway. For the health and safety of personnel working near Michael Power Boulevard, we ask everyone to please obey the posted speed limits on Michael Power Boulevard and follow construction signage and signal persons within the construction zone limits, as work activities are close to the highway.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from the open pit is ongoing.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive.
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.