Gibraltar Copper-Molybdenum Mine Expansion, Taseko Mines Limited

Allnorth teamed with Ausenco to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for an expansion of Taseko’s operating Gibraltar Mine. Allnorth provided engineering, procurement, and site management services for construction of a new, 4-bay truck shop and maintenance facility to house Komatsu 930E haul trucks, which have a capacity of up to 281 tons. The shop, which measured 225 feet long by 100 feet wide by 70 feet high, included an overhead 50-ton bridge crane for servicing the haul trucks; 2 air-handling units for ventilation and heating; exhaust fans in each bay with dedicated extraction arms; and 4 translucent mega-doors (40 feet wide by 28 feet high) to provide additional access to light. Allnorth also provided design and construction services for a new 600-worker mine dry facility.

Allnorth’s responsibilities for this project included:

  • Site preparation and underground services
  • Building foundations and superstructures
  • Mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems
  • Fire protection
  • Construction support
  • Scheduling
  • Capital cost estimating and budget monitoring

About this mining project

The Gibraltar Copper-Gold Mine is located in south-central British Columbia, near Williams Lake, BC. The expansion is called the Gibraltar Development Plan 3 (GDP3) project and includes construction of a concentrator and molybdenum recovery facility that will double the mine’s production from 55,000 tpd (tons per day) to 110,000 tpd.

Services in this project

Civil Engineering

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Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering

Allnorth offers a complete electrical and instrumentation (E & I) systems package – engineering, installation, integration testing, commissioning, and field services.

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Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Scanning

GPR scanning is used to locate and map subsurface utilities, accurately inspect concrete structures, and collect and visualize 3D data. Allnorth offers ground-penetrating radar (GPR) scanning with a selection of antennas and RADAN® 3D data processing software.

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Project and Construction Management

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Structural Engineering

Allnorth provides comprehensive structural engineering design services for industrial, commercial, and municipal clients. We design short- and long-span bridge structures; municipal, industrial, and commercial buildings; and temporary construction works.

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