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Freeze Plant

Project details

Location

McArthur River, Saskatchewan, Canada

Year of Construction

2015

Customer

Cameco Corporation

Owner

Cameco Corporation

Architects

Cameco Corporation

Engineers

Canam

General Contractor

Cameco Corporation

Description

Canam’s services were selected for the supply and installation of the entire building envelope for the Freeze Plant building. The assembly of the structure took place in just six weeks, on a very tight schedule.

The McArthur River uranium mine, where the Freeze Plant building was built, is considered the largest in the world. The mine is located in northern Saskatchewan in Canada, 620 km north of Saskatoon city and 80 km northeast of the Key Lake uranium mill. The mill is also owned by Cameco Corporation. The McArthur River mine has been in operation since 1999 and employs 275 people.

This building was designed in anticipation of a future mezzanine addition. The structural components had to travel 3,000 km, departing from Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, QC, to the McArthur River, SK, construction site.

For this project, Canam supplied 135 Murox shop-fabricated load-bearing wall and roof, including 12 pedestrian doors installed at the plant, and joists to complete the structure. Size: 20,400 ft² (1,895 m²).

 

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