Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine


Hatch

Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine

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.

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Canadian Consulting Engineer article

 

 

This project won a 2018 Award of Excellence in the Project Management category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 23, in Ottawa.

Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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