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Areva McClean Lake Mill Upgrade

McClean Lake, Saskatchewan

In May 2013, Aecon was selected as general contractor to help AREVA keep up with the global demand by fulfilling a contract to execute all construction work related to a major expansion of its McClean Lake Mill. 

The mill significantly increased its capacity to process uranium ore gathered from several of AREVA’s joint venture mining operations in the area, including Cigar Lake, the world’s second-largest high-grade uranium mine. Some 75 per cent of the increased capacity was dedicated to processing Cigar Lake’s uranium ore, while the remaining capacity was reserved for processing ore from other sources. 

CLIENT
AREVA Resources Canada Inc.

VALUE
$212.2 million

START DATE
2013

COMPLETION
2016

1308-BB-1354

100
EMPLOYEES ON-SITE AT PEAK

830
KM DISTANCE TO NEAREST MAJOR CITY (SASKATOON)

x2
WORK EXECUTED DOUBLED PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Aecon Mining was responsible for grading the job site and laying concrete. Aecon Infrastructure’s Buildings team had oversight on all building construction, and Aecon Energy’s Industrial Western group performed the structural, mechanical, piping and electrical work. Almost doubling the processing capacity at the McClean Lake Mill means scope of work on this job was substantial. Sixteen separate areas required attention in relation to equipment upgrades, relocations and new installations.

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