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Priestly Demolition wins World Demolition Award for remote mine project

The Debeers Victor Mine Demolition project was a remote fly-in/fly-out project located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, approximately 90km west of the coastal community of Attawapiskat First Nation.

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.


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3200 Lloydtown-Aurora Road
King, ON
CA, L7B 0G3


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