Xstrata kidd metallurgical site

Timmins, Ontario
Abatement, Asset Recovery, Demolition, Recycling
Xstrata Canada Corporation
The project
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.
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.
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 m2, which included a copper smelter and refinery; a zinc refinery; a cadmium plant; an indium plant; and two acid plants.
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. Delsan-AIM mobilized a large crew and fleet of demolition equipment to successfully execute the project in accordance with the client’s requirements.
All the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals generated during the project – over 58,000 tons –were processed and loaded on-site andshipped either by rail or roadway to AmericanIron and Metal recycling facilities.