Kennady Lake, Northwest Territories
De Beers Canada set out to build the largest new diamond mine in the world since 2003. Gahcho Kué, located in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories, lacked local and regional infrastructure to sustain project operations. Hatch managed the full EPCM contract for project implementation. A complete greenfield installation, the project had to overcome extreme cold temperatures and logistical challenges, including road access by a 420-kilometre winter ice road only available for two months of the year. Despite the challenging location and climate, the project was delivered two months ahead of schedule and within budget. Gahcho Kué achieved major successes, including safety and health achievements, early production ramp up, positive economic impact on the local economy, and employment opportunities for the North.
Canadian Consulting Engineer article