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Vale Long Harbour Nickel Processing Plant

  • Client:Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited
  • Location:Long Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Project Size:550,000 square feet
  • Markets Served:Heavy Industrial, Canada
  • Architect/Engineer:Fluor Canada Limited

Alberici joint ventures are constructing major portions of a new $2.8 billion nickel processing plant that international mining giant Vale is developing in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. The processing plant is scheduled to begin production in 2013.

Alberici and joint venture partner Black and McDonald are erecting steel building modules for the Nickel/Cobalt Electrowinning building (263,000 square feet) and the Neutralization building (182,000 square feet) at the new facility. The work includes 14,500 tons of structural steel, roof and wall cladding, overhead cranes, and mechanical and electrical work.

In addition, Alberici is a partner in a consortium which was awarded a $637 million contract  to assemble, install and commission the plant’s equipment.  The consortium consists of Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Black and McDonald, Alberici Constructors and G.J. Cahill and Company. The work includes structural, piping, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work for the entire facility. The mechanical and electrical contract currently employs 2,500 tradespeople and will expend four million labor hours to complete.
 
The Alberici joint ventures are installing innovative hydrometallurgical processes developed by Vale and Industry Canada's Technology Partnerships Program.

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