Mosaic – Shaft Steel Replacement and Installation
In March 2015, Procon was awarded the critical task of changing out the existing shaft steel and installing over 2,300 pieces that amounted to nearly 160 tons of new steel. With the overriding goal of completing the job safely, Procon drew on previous expertise and lessons learned with similar projects, and worked collaboratively with the client to ensure continuous safety awareness and minimal impacts on production. The commitment to safety on this project was remarkable and the results show this as the project achieved over 55,000 hours injury free.
The scope of work for this project included removing all of the old shaft steel, installation of new shaft steel, ladders, grating, handrails, fasteners, and the levelling and repositioning of existing upper shaft steel. Some of the other project highlights included working around the existing ropes in a high-risk work-area, utilizing Procon’s custom compartment work platforms during this process, as well as a Procon custom bulkhead, all in a very challenging environment.
REMOVAL OF OLD SHAFT STEEL > INSTALLATION OF NEW SHAFT STEEL
- Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
- Start-up: May 2015
- Completion: March 2016
- Resource: Potash
- Coordinates: Lat 51° 55’ N - Long 106° 4’ W