Maintenance of Boxes for a Fleet of 35 240t Trucks, Canadian Malartic Mine - ASDR Canada

Maintenance of Boxes for a Fleet of 35 240t Trucks, Canadian Malartic Mine

Atelier de fabrication Malartic

Mandate and Goals

The Canadian Malartic Mine is one of the largest open pit mines in Canada.  It is located in the town of Malartic in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. During the project development stage, Canadian Malartic needed to implement a solution to reduce noise from its open pit operations while also putting in place a solution to reduce wear on their truck boxes.

In 2012, ASDR was awarded a contract for the maintenance and refurbishment of boxes for the Canadian Malartic’c thirty-five (35) 240 tons truck fleet. Our services include the supply and replacement of rubber liners, and all truck box repairs, including welding and painting. For this ongoing contract, ASDR built a custom workshop nearby to better serve the client.  We offer a quality service 24/7 focused on customer experience and improved productivity. Thanks to its success and continuous improvement, ASDR’s contract was extended through to 2027.

Challenges and Issues

  • Identifying a rubber wear liner that would meet the specifications for noise control and durability
  • Prepare the technical drawings for installation and maintenance 
  • Prepare maintenance procedures to ensure productivity and health and safety targets are met

Solutions and  Achievements

  • Installation of rubber liners
  • Improved worker conditions and site productivity 
  • Noise and vibrations reduced by 50% to 75% 
  • Cost per ton is 2x lower than steel liners 
  • Life cycle up to 4x longer than steel
  • Client Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold
  • Services provided Installation of Rubber Liners
    and Maintenance of Mine Truck Boxes
  • Place Malartic, Quebec

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