February 18, 2021
The new 95 m Odyssey Portal at the Canadian Malartic Mine in northwestern Quebec is part of an underground expansion of one of the largest open pit mines in North America and the largest operating open pit gold mine in Canada.
It is also one of many structures we have designed and supplied for this site in the last decade, including a reclaim tunnel, conveyor tunnels, crusher tunnels, culverts and specially fabricated Corrugated Steel Pipe solutions for their pumping stations.
Mine builds new portal with its own crew
Canadian Malartic occasionally uses their own crews to build our structures and this one was no different. As a special request, we manufactured this one with thinner-gauge steel for easier assembly.
Watch time-lapse video of assembly
Header image and video courtesy of Canadian Malartic Mine
Mine portal assembly foreman happy with results
Open communication with Malartic’s assembly foreman ensured the best possible outcome. This entailed multiple phone meetings and some face-to-face meetings at the mine site. In the post-project follow-up, the foreman indicated the assembly had gone well, and said it was within the estimated timeframe. He also stated he is very satisfied with the results.
AIL Mining has a variety of mine portal solutions
AIL Mining can work with your teams to design and supply a variety of portal and canopy solutions. Our Ultra-Cor and Super-Cor products are usually selected for larger scale applications, while our Bolt-A-Plate is ideal for mid-sized ones. All offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit virtually any site or mine industry sector vehicle requirement.