Priestly Demolition wins World Demolition Award for remote mine project
Priestly Demolition has won a World Demolition Award at the World Demolition Awards Summit. The winning submission was for the DeBeers Victor Mine Project, a remote fly-in/fly-out project located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario. Check out a video of the project above.
This project posed major challenges from its planning to its execution. Some key considerations were:
- Remote location with no access roads and harsh weather required extensive planning and contingency plans.
- Hercules plane program was developed to fly in all the necessary machines, equipment and materials to site.
- Personnel had to be flown in on weekly-chartered flights. Crews worked on two-week rotation shifts, 7 days a week, 12 hours a day.
- PDI worked with Indigenous communities offering employment opportunities.