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Black & MCDonald

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Mining

As a diverse and highly experienced multi-trade prime contractor, Black & McDonald provides the mining industry with single source capability, responsibility and accountability. Supported by custom sheet metal and piping fabrication plants in four major centres across the country, we remain a trusted resource for heavy industries.


Mining

Location:

  • Allan, SK

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • General Labourers
  • Linemen

Allan Mine – 230 kV GIS & Cabling Electrical Installation

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan initiated modernizing and expanding production capacity through capital investment in Potash Mining Facilities across Saskatchewan.

Black & McDonald was retained to construct the High Voltage Installation at their Allan Mine Site.

The construction included complete installation of electrical equipment inside the control building and outside equipment in the switchyard, including steel structures, power and control cables, pulling and terminations, ground grid, and other associated works in preparation for commissioning. After the completion of the installation, Black & McDonald also assisted the client in testing and commissioning.

Mining

Location:

  • Vanscoy, SK

Type of Services:

  • Custom Fabrication
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Welders

PCL Industrial Management Inc - Agrium Vault Dust Collection

This facility is a Potash Mine located in Saskatchewan.

Black & McDonald was contracted to complete the fabrication and installation of the dust collection system on the Agrium Vault Expansion Project. The installation included approximately 2000 ft. of pipe ranging in sizes from 3" to 72" diameter, 3/8" to 14 gauge thick material, welded and flanged connections in both mild steel and stainless steel. Black & McDonald supplied and installed all supports, including fixed and welded types. All demolition of existing system, hoisting, rigging, fitting and welding was completed in house by Black & McDonald field staff. At the peak of the project the crew included a project manager, a superintendent, a field coordinator, 4 foremen and 30 plus field staff. The crews worked on 4 shifts (2 night and 2 day) running a 14 on 7 off shift overlapped to ensure the site had coverage for the duration of the project which ran from June 2014 to May of 2015. Black & McDonald assisted in the balancing and commissioning of the system.

Mining

Location:

  • Lanigan, SK

Type of Services:

  • Custom Fabrication

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Welders

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan - PCS Lanigan Dust Collection

The facility is a potash mine located outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Black & McDonald Limited was contracted by PCS Lanigan to install a new dust collection system in their tower. Black & McDonald completed the custom fabrication in their Saskatoon facility, as well as completed the install on site. The install included a 9-storey vertical 24" riser as well as about 200' of horizontal 24" pipe.

Mining

Location:

  • Lanigan, SK

Type of Services:

  • Custom Fabrication

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Welders

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan - HVAC installation

The facility is a potash mine located outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Black & McDonald Limited was contracted by PCS Lanigan to install a new dust collection system in their tower. Black & McDonald completed the custom fabrication in their Saskatoon facility, as well as completed the install on site. The install included a 9-storey vertical 24" riser as well as about 200' of horizontal 24" pipe.

Mining

Location:

  • Labrador City, NL

Type of Services:

  • General Contractor
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Labourers
  • Ironworkers
  • Millwrights
  • Pipefitters
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Welders

Iron Ore Company of Canada - Concentrate Expansion Project

The Iron Ore Company of Canada mine and process facilities began operation in 1962 and have produced more than one billion tonnes of crude iron ore.

The company engaged Black & McDonald to install a major crusher station and an overland conveyor.

The scope of work included both the structural and mechanical components with special attention to safety and the working environment.

The construction was completed on time allowing the client to plan for more uniform product, increased production, less wear, and longer mine life.

Mining

Location:

  • Lanigan, SK

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Labourers
  • Electricians

Potash Corporation - Lanigan Mine,138 kV GIS & Cabling Electrical Installation

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract by Potash Corporation, the world's largest fertilizer company by capacity, to assist with constructing a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) facility.

Black & McDonald's scope of work included installing a Steel Gantry, 3- Phase Disconnect, PASS MO Breaker, Terminal Station Building, 138 kV Gas Insulated Switch, HV Cable Installation, two new Step Down Transformers as well as a Protection and Control System.

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Black & McDonald's depth of experience has made us the partner of choice across a wide range of industries. To get there took time and effort. Our management team invested in the development of our people, determined to make our highly-experienced tradespeople renowned as the best in their industries.
With over 90 years of documented lessons learned, we are able to consistently apply that knowledge - meeting our customers’ most demanding challenges, in their most critical environments.
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