Cementation Canada has been awarded the contract to build the underground shaft for Glencore's Onaping Depth project.
The nickel-copper-PGE project, an initiative of Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO), is located at Craig Mine, about 2,500 metres below surface and a 45-minute drive outside of Sudbury.
The deposit was first discovered in 1994, and the US$700-million development project received approval this past January.
"Onaping Depth has been an iconic project for us and we have worked very closely with Sudbury INO over the years to evaluate and provide the shaft designs and methodology that combine safety with value," Cementation president Roy Slack said in a Sept. 18 news release.
"We are thrilled that the project is going ahead and are very excited to be Sudbury INO's main contractor and design...