AIL Mining recently put the move on to ready 18 Bolt-A-Bin Abutment Systems and 15 tractor-trailer loads of Corrugated Steel Pipe (CSP) to ocean-ship to the far northern reaches of Nunavut.
Extremely tight delivery required by the owner
We didn’t have much notice on this one and everything hinged on the ocean-shipping schedule. Drawings, approvals, manufacturing and delivery at port all had to happen within four weeks, but we came together and got it done.
The abutments and pipes are for nine bridges and numerous drainage structures in the Amuruq exploration project, a satellite operation being developed about 50 kms from Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank Gold Mine.
Good planning and team effort make it so
AIL Mining’s involvement in the feasibility stage of the project facilitated the quick turnaround for the design and drawings – as we had a good understanding of the requirements. All of AIL’s departments and the shipping companies were contacted at bid stage in order to confirm that the quick turnaround was achievable.
Good communication between AIL Mining, Marcel Baril (the local distributor), WSP Global (the engineer) and Agnico Eagle made sure all parties involved had a real-time picture of the progress and expected delivery.
The material arrived on time. Due to the extremely cold working conditions for the crews, the Bolt-A-Bin modules were manually pre-assembled at the contractor’s shop located on the mine site and then carried out to the various bridge locations.
Photos courtesy of the contractor and the owner.