September 13th, 2021
Planned activities for the week of September 13th include continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, the installation of power lines, construction of the Surface Water Detention Area, drilling of bedrock for the construction of Pond B1 and road construction.
What's coming next:
Commissioning of the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant (TEWTP) located South of Hardrock Road continues. 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) and the installation of modules for Phase 2 within the TLF is complete.
Exterior and interior finishes within Phase 2 modules will be undertaken. Temporary Power Line work continues with the installation of power lines between Highway 11 and the TEWTP. With interior and exterior finishes complete, mobilization of staff into the Main Construction Office Complex within the Process Plant Site (PPS) area will commence. Construction of the detention pond in preparation for stripping and excavation of the PPS area will continue and drilling of bedrock for the construction of Pond B1 will commence. Upgrades to Lahtis Road are complete and the construction of the Haul Road Service Access located between the future PPS and Tailings Management Facility is complete for this phase. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future PPS area will continue. 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 PPS footprint will also continue.
The Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits and road construction 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.