Underground Construction and Development
Underground Construction & Development
Underground Construction and Development
Fortis offers a full range of underground mine construction and development services. Our mine construction experience ranges from mine development and operations to mine decommissioning. past projects include ground control, ground rehabilitation, conveyor installations, removals as well as overhead crane demolition, crane installation and crane repair. Our team is comprised of highly skilled construction miners, operators, project managers, engineers, and experienced mining staff. We have experience in developing jobsite procedures and lift plans. Fortis has managed all types of projects ranging from small to large complex projects.

Projects:

Mosaic Colonsay – S112 No.5 Beltline, W137 & S36 Conveyor Structure Upgrade
Fortis was contracted by Mosaic Colonsay to complete the upgrade of the S112 No.5 beltline. This project included the removal of the existing 48" conveyor belt and structure followed by the installation of 60" structure with 54" conveyor belt. This project was completed on schedule.

Mining Projects
Mining Projects
Mosaic Colonsay – No. 2 Shaft Overhead Crane Replacement
Fortis was contracted by Mosaic to dismantle, remove and replace the existing 30/10T overhead crane underground at the No.2 Shaft station of the Mosaic Potash Colonsay mine site. This work entailed the controlled demolition of the existing overhead bridge crane and accompanying structure. Once removed the walls of the underground shaft station were excavated to expand the width of the shaft station/staging area. Upon completion of the excavation, Fortis installed a new 200 foot long back mounted rail system, new bridge assembly complete with a new 30/10T crane assemblies. The installation included supporting the manufacturer on site and completing a CSA B167 compliant load test of the new bridge crane.

Mining Projects
Mining Projects
Mosaic Colonsay - Fuel Storage Relocation
Fortis completed the Fuel Storage Relocation Project at Mosaic Colonsay. This included the installation of: East and West Fire Doors in Fuel and Lube Bay. The Fire Suppression System, heat detectors, strobe lights/horn combo, control system panels, fans and ventilation ducting, including door modifications to pass ducting through.

Mosaic Colonsay - UNDERGROUND CONVEYOR UPGRADE INSTALLATION
The scope of work included: demolition and removal of the existing conveyor; mucking, excavation, rehabilitation and rock bolting; installation of structural steel, mechanical equipment and all conveyor components. Fortis successfully completed the scope of work two days prior to its scheduled completion date with no safety incidents. Fortis is proud of the quality of work it provided and its timely completion.

Mining Projects
Mosaic Company, Colonsay Mine - UNDERGROUND BIN REFURBISHMENT
In this project Fortis leveled the bin structure and replaced the suspension cables that supported the bin. The new cables were equipped with load cells for uniform and controlled tensioning. The load cells will allow for close monitoring of the loading on the cables. Fortis built a cat walk to enable the maintenance personnel to check the cables and the load cells. The maintenance personnel can visually inspect each cable and load cell and make adjustments as required.

Mining Projects
Nutrien, Cory Division - REPAIR OF UNDERGROUND RAW ORE BINS
Fortis was contracted to complete repairs on one of the underground raw ore bins. This 500 ton capacity bin needed to be leveled due to ground movement in the mine. Fortis utilized hydraulic jacks to remove and replace shims as required to level the bin structure.

Mining Projects

Contact Information

  • 802 - 57th Street East
  • Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Z1
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