Supermétal has completed the installation of 850 tonnes of structural steel, in 5 main areas. This project brings challenges for steel erection due to the proximity to the operational existing buildings and the adjacent railway.
Supermétal's contract incorporated design assist, fabricate, paint and installation of the cantilever towers supporting a new conveyor system that was launched into the structure to minimize the impact on the existing Ore Storage facility.
The project titled “VAULT” involves the expansion of Agrium's existing Vanscoy underground potash mine, production hoist, concentrator and infrastructure to increase the production capacity to 2.8 Mt/y. The steel required a 3-coat epoxy painting system and 400 tons of fire-rated intumescent coatings.
Supermetal was contracted for the fabrication and erection of the concentrator and power plant facilities. Because of the short construction window at the northern mine site, Supermetal assembled the ten to twelve-story high modules and barged them to the remote North Quebec mine.