Mines & Metal

Detour Lake Gold mine – Apron feeder

Location Ontario, Canada
Year of realization 2016
Project type OPEX

The Detour Lake open pit mine produces over 650,000 ounces of gold annually. To achieve this, more than 20 million tons of raw ore must be crushed. After a few years of operation, the primary crusher’s inlet chute had suffered a lot of wear and needed repair. Unfortunately, when the factory was constructed, it was not planned to build the entrance chute so that it could be replaced; it was embedded in the concrete structure of the building.

Facilitating maintenance for optimal productivity

TRINUM designed a new primary entrance chute to replace the existing structure. The new chute is removable to facilitate future maintenance. We also provided a repair procedure for the damaged structure. Finally, we established the installation procedure for the new elements.