Designed by Fortis, the Retrieval Skid Platform was created with a series of snatch blocks for the retrieval of heavy equipment including Scoop Trams and other various machines in underground conditions where the drift or passage has collapsed and machine is unable to drive out with its own power. The Skid Platform is designed to increase the power output by a factor of 8 and decrease the pull speed by the same factor of 8. The Retrieval Skid Platform successfully extracted a scoop out of a drift at a Northern Cameco Uranium mine. The previous method of extractions would have typically involved bolting d-plates to the wall. The Retrieval Skid Platform increases the safety of equipment retrieval and has low failure rates.
Fortis Mining, Engineering &
Manufacturing was recently contracted by SaskPower to complete a comprehensive
Lifting Lug & Monorail Remediation project at the Shand Power Station. The project
consisted of multiple components including: 1) inspecting, load testing and
certifying existing lifting lugs and monorails within the plant to bring them
to current client and occupational health and safety standards; 2) adding or
modifying supporting structural steel to existing lifting lugs and monorails
followed by the load testing and certification of the device; and 3)
Installation of new lifting devices and monorails including all supporting
structural steel installations, load testing and certifying of the new lifting
devices. The total project consisted of
244 items including 219 Lifting Lugs and 25 Monorails. This included 18 New
Lifting Lug Installations, the inspection and testing of 184 existing lugs, the
installation of 9 new monorails, and the inspection, testing, and painting of
15 existing monorails.
of the project execution, Fortis was responsible for completing all structural
detailing, providing certified shop and erection drawings, fabrication of all
structural steel, installation of all structural steel and lifting devices,
load testing of all components, and generating test reports and turnover
documentation for the client. Fortis also designed and fabricated custom sized
weld and bolt-on lifting lugs in-house for the project to suit applicable site
standards and colour coding.
ensure quality of products provided an Inspection Test Plan was developed to
ensure compliance to applicable standards and specifications. Fortis also
developed a comprehensive digital and physical turnover package including all
relevant company and personnel certifications, project registers, executed ITP
and check sheets, as-built/redline drawings, procedures and manuals, and all
other quality documentation compiled.
Mining Engineering and Manufacturing has achieved and maintained ISO 9001
Quality Management, 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Health &
Safety Management Certifications.