/ CONTEXT Delsan AIM entered into an agreement with Xstrata Copper Canada in 2011 to purchase, decommission and remove assets from the former Kidd Metallurgical Site located in Timmins, Ontario. The client specified that the project be executed within a very aggressive timeframe.The metallurgical site consisted of thirty-five buildings with an overall area of approximately 108,000 square meters, which included a copper smelter and refinery; a zinc refinery; a cadmium plant; an indium plant; and two acid plants.
/ ABATEMENT The project required the abatement of asbestos-containing as well as hazardous materials from each of the buildings prior to the commencement of demolition operations.
/ DEMOLITION Delsan AIM demolished all the structures to grade level and processed and loaded the resulting demolition materials using excavators equipped with specialized demolition and processing attachments – including high-reach booms, shears, grapples, magnets and pulverizers.
/ MANAGEMENT Several of the structures including the copper smelter building, that were beyond the range of conventional demolition equipment, were mechanically control-dropped in accordance with detailed engineering guidelines. Management of the project required close coordination with Xstrata operations due to the proximity of critical rail and roadway infrastructure located adjacent to demolition operations.
/ STATE OF THE ART FLEET Delsan AIM mobilized a large crew and fleet of demolition equipment to successfully execute the project in accordance the with client’s requirements.
/ SCRAP RECYCLING All the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals generated during the project – over 58,000 tons – were processed and loaded on-site and shipped either by rail or roadway to American Iron and Metal recycling facilities.
/ KEY NUMBERS
* 23+ years of experience as a leading decommissioning and demolition expert
* 250+ highly skilled employees
/ LARGE SCALE PROJECTS Mirabel Airport decommissioning, CN tunnel dismantlement, Ritz-Carlton development project, General Motors plant decommissioning, and many more.
/ SAFETY FIRST At Delsan AIM, our employees are all well versed in demolition, decommissioning and are all trained to provide the highest level of safety at our jobsites.
/ LEADING TECHNOLOGY These strengths combined with our own state-of-the-art equipment fleet and use of leading-edge technology is what guarantees success... on time, every time!