Site Progress Updates October 20, 2016 004R


  • Customer: Newgold Inc.
  • Project Name: CC015 MPEI Grinding Rainy River Project
  • Value of Project: $44 Million
  • Engineer: AMEC Foster Wheeler
  • Project Duration: May 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017
  • Trades Involved: Electricians, Pipefitters, Millwrights, Boilermakers, Iron Workers, Sheet Metal, Carpenters, Labourers, Operators
E.S. Fox Limited was the Prime Contractor for the MPEI Contract 015- Crusher Building for a new Gold Mine in Northern Ontario.


Our scope included for the supply and installation of all piping, electrical, and HVAC systems as well as the installation of all major owner supplied equipment associated with the following:

SAG Mill • Ball Mill • Pebble Crusher • Preleach Thickener • Concentrator • Cyclopack • Screens • Conveyor systems • Transformers and MCC’s • Modular Electrical rooms • Intensive Cyanidization Unit (ICU) • Process Pumps • Wet Scrubber Cyclone


All Project Management, cost control, safety, scheduling and quality control was performed by the site project team and supported by our Thunder Bay and Niagara offices. The trade manpower, staff, support and subcontracts will exceed 150,000 man-hours.


This was a remote project that required an owner provided camp to accommodate the workforce. As there was no permanent power, E.S. Fox Limited had to supply and maintain generators and a temporary power grid for the offices, warehousing and worksite.


Due to the remote location there were challenging communication issues as well as transportation and storage and deliveries of components which also posed challenges that were recognized and addressed.