Surface and Underground Infrastructure, Borden Mine - ASDR Canada

Surface and Underground Infrastructure, Borden Mine


Mandate and Objectives

The Borden mine is located near Chapleau, Ontario, approximately 160 kilometers west of the Porcupine mine. Goldcorp (Newmont) was looking for an experienced partner to carry out project management, cost and schedule control and supervision of the construction of surface and underground infrastructure.

Challenges and Issues

  • Providing highly qualified personnel to build an integrated team with Goldcorp (Newmont)
  • Completing the project within an 18 months schedule
  • Executing the project within the $40M allocated budget 

Solutions and Achievements

  • Integrated project management team with Goldcorp (Newmont)
  • Geological engineering
  • Cost and schedule control during the construction phase
  • Supervision of work on site including:
    • Civil, mechanical, piping and geological works
    • Installation of surface buildings
    • Burner surface installation work
    • Construction of ramp, ventilation system and pumping stations
    • The installation of the portal
  • Layout of tailings facilities, dikes, ditches and parking area
  • Supervision of all work related to wastewater basins
  • Engineering and supply of water treatment units
  • Operation of the water treatment plant and supply of chemicals
  • On-site health and safety management
  • Staff training and mill operation
  • Client Goldcorp (Newmont)
  • Services provided Integrated team project management and cost and schedule control, engineering of water treatment units
  • Place Chapleau, Ontario

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