Located approximately 55 km south of Chetwynd, the Brule Creek Mine produces metallurgcal and thermal coal for export to Asia.
Chetwynd Redi-Mix supplied over 3,500 m3 of concrete for construction of truck shop and processing facilities at the mine during Jan – April 2011. The facilities were built on “raft-slab” foundations- which are large volume monolithic pours and which required us to use very large aggregates (5-40mm) in the mix designs for strength and thermal mass reasons.
The remote location of the mine and the timing of the work increased the challenge of the job. The location required us to mobilize our portable batch plant to the site, which was then hoarded in in insulated tarps to enable concrete production in temperatures down to -20 degrees Celcius in a region of high prevaling winds. The local aggregates at the mine were not suitable for concrete production, so we hauled all aggregates to the site from our gravel pits.