July 3, 2013

Flooding does not deter MegaDome® construction at Teck Coal Mine


Fording River flooding interrupted work at the Teck Coal Mine in Sparwood, BC, but did not deter BuildWorks from completing construction of a 11,000 square foot MegaDome® structure in just 21 days, or 14 less than the originally planned project duration.

Teck’s Fording River Operation (located in the Elk Valley in the Rocky Mountains of Eastern BC), is part of Canada’s largest diversified resource company, with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. A new contaminated waste water treatment solution required a temporary facility suitable for the extreme climate conditions encountered at the mine site.  This MegaDome®   is part of an overall system design by the Prime Contractor,  CH2M Hill— a global leader in consulting, design, and program management, with a global presence of 28,000 employees in regional offices worldwide.

Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) and others have partnered with Susan Baldwin, a noted University of British Columbia professor of chemical and biological engineering, who is on a mission to detoxify the often heavily polluted water found at mine sites. Teck provides funding and access to its mine sites for research. This genomics technology could help detoxify mine effluent and tailing ponds.


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