Rainy River Project

Client: Newgold Inc.
Location: Emo, Ontario
Trades: Electricians, Pipefitters, Millwrights, Boilermakers, Iron Workers, Sheet Metal, Carpenters, Labourers, Operators
Engineer: AMEC Foster Wheeler

The first project was for the supply and
installation of structural st eel and
miscellaneous metals for a new industrial
building at the site of the Rainy River Gold
Mine near Emo, ON. We have also
subcontracted cladding, roofing, grouting,
metal deck, man doors, overhead doors and
windows. Overall weight of structural steel
was in excess of 6,000 tons, excluding
miscellaneous metals. Additional work
included the erection of fifteen (15)
prefabricated structural steel frames c/w
equipment, mechanical and electrical
services in them.
The second project (MPEI Contract 015
Crusher Building) involved the successful
completion of all electrical and mechanical
work associated with the grinding building
including the installation of all major owner
supplied equipment such as the Ball and Sag
Mills, Pebble Crusher, Pre-Leach Thickener,
Concentrator, Screens, Conveyor systems,
Cyclopack, Transformers, MCC’s, Modular
Electrical rooms, Intensive Cyanidization Unit
(ICU), Process Pumps, Wet Scrubber
Cyclone, and associated electrical works.
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. This was a remote project that
required an owner provided camp to
accommodate the workforce. As there was
no permanent power, ESFL 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