Greenstone Mine: Update May 29th, 2023

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202389 Views

Planned activities for the week of May 29th 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, installation of the two 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. The bridge is being installed on the Pre-leach Thickener tank. At the crushers, electrical, piping, HVAC and equipment installation continues. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), installation of the HPGR itself is ongoing 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 and cladding continue to advance. At the Power Plant, work on the control room is nearing completion and electrical cable pulling and termination are ongoing along with preparations for pre-commissioning.

Highway work is focused on the east end tie-in and around the intersection with Michael Power Boulevard. Preparations for paving in late June 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.

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.

NT4

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