Cementation Canada Inc. has been awarded the design and construction of the new internal underground shaft for the Onaping Depth Project at Craig Mine, part of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO).
The deposit is approximately 2,500 metres below surface and is critical to the long-term sustainability of Sudbury INO’s operations in the Sudbury basin. Cementation will design and construct the 7.2 metre diameter production shaft. The shaft will be sunk from the 4025 Level of Craig Mine and is approximately 1.5 km horizontally from the existing Craig shaft. Cementation will engineer and construct the hoistrooms and underground headframe, and is currently reaming a three-metre diameter raise bore as a pilot raise for a portion of the final shaft excavation and construction.