Detour Gold Corporation

Mining Sector

Annual maintenance
Unplanned shutdown
Year: 2016 (in progress) to 2017
Location: Detour Lake Mine
Value of work: $4 million / $1.5 million annual contract in planned shutdown

Challenges Faced

Complete the work within the schedule authorized by the client and quickly react to the additional labour that required the dispatch of 40 extra men. In order to prevent work accidents, our CNESST manager WSIB made sure that two safety meetings were held daily throughout the shutdown.


Description of the Project

Carry out safe annual planned maintenance work:

  • The ball mill.
  • General welding work on various equipment.
  • Installation of 16″ Ø racking piping at the decanter.
  • Mechanical work on belt conveyor.
  • Replacement and adjustment of oversized bearing.
  • Replacement of speed reducer.
  • Replacement of conveyor rollers.
  • Replacement of conveyor head and tail pulleys.
  • Laser alignment of pumps, gearboxes, motors.
  • All kinds of mechanical repair work, piping.
  • High pressure welding on mild and stainless steel.
  • Structural welding on overhead cranes.

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