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.