Cementation Canada has developed a strong track record of innovation and excellence in project delivery. With a contracting model that is based on a “best for project” philosophy, Cementation Canada goes out of its way to help clients improve safety, reduce costs and shorten project schedules.
The Young Davidson project in Matachewan Ontario is a great example of the “best for project” philosophy. The project is being carried out for AuRico in Northern Ontario and involves the upgrading of an existing shaft and establishment of additional material handling systems to meet the projected 7 000 tonnes per day of gold ore to be brought to surface during production.
Cementation designed a borehole hoisting shaft for the mine to solve a mine access and material handling challenge. This unique combination of technologies, accurate large diameter raise boring, coupled with high speed hoisting, saved the mine owner money and time and reduced exposure of personnel to the work face operations.
Cementation had an engineer, procure and construct (EPC) role on the project and did the detailed design, managed the surface works, and carried out the underground and raise bore works with its own personnel. The first phase of the project was commissioned in October 2013 and brought the underground mine into production on time. Work continues at this project as the mine continues to expand.
An important aspect of the project is the partnership that Cementation Canada has established with the Matachewan First Nations. This partnership includes financial benefits as well as employment opportunities for First Nations people.
Another EPC project which Cementation is in the final stages of commissioning is the Picadilly twin shaft project in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. These two shafts for PotashCorp are in water bearing formations and specialty grouting and shaft liner designs were required. These two shafts were sunk with no lost time injuries and are a reflection of the focus and importance that Cementation places on safe work practices.
About Cementation Canada
Cementation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2013 and 2014 marks a decade with Murray & Roberts. Cementation was recognised as one of the top 100 employers in Canada for the seventh time in 2013. Cementation USA received awards as an employer of choice and is one of the fastest growing companies in the state of Utah.