Diavik Diamond Mine underground equipment fleet
Project: Surrounded by the vast tundra of Canada’s Northwest Territories, Diavik Diamond Mines required a fleet of new prime-mover carriers that would adapt quickly and efficiently to the workshift’s planned schedule by interchanging a range of rear cassettes configured with the necessary equipment and tools.
Challenge: Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but retrieving them from even the richest deposits of the world can be an extreme task. Isolated on a remote island in Lac de Gras, freight access to the Diavik Mine is restricted to seasonal ice roads created while the lake is frozen. The primary challenge for Marcotte was to manufacture and deliver the mine’s entire fleet before the spring thaw.
Success: Diavik is moving forward on its conversion from open pit to underground mining, utilizing its new fleet of Marcotte equipment designed to operate in the frigid Arctic conditions of this site.
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