Rainy River

Client: New Gold Inc.
Location: Rainy River, Ontari
Trades: Ironworkers, Mechanical, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Carpenters, Labourers, Millwrights, Boilermakers
Engineer: AMEC Foster Wheeler

The first project was for the supply and installation of structural steel 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 addressed.