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Deception Bay Port Facility

Creatively working within the unique challenges of Canada’s Arctic

  • 30

    Metres Long

  • 4.2K

    Tonnes Dry Weight

  • 6

    Days to Ship Caisson

  • Nunavik, Quebec

    Nunavik, Quebec

A project that flourished within time and seasonal constraints

We provided materials testing and inspection services during the construction of the concrete caissons. These were built to replace the deteriorating 1970s sheet pile marine structure at Deception Bay, which services Xstrata’s Raglan Mine.

Sensitive to the client’s need to maintain shipping schedules, reduce on-site construction, and operate within a four-month ice-free construction window, three concrete caissons were constructed in Nova Scotia and shipped over 2000 kilometres to the site.

The caissons (17 metres wide by 30 metres long by 21.5 metres high) were slip formed in Mulgrave harbour and required over 1,700 cubic metres of 58 MPa-strength advanced mix design concrete. We provided around-the-clock quality control and testing services during placement of the concrete to ensure the structures conformed with project specifications. Facing tight project constraints, the construction of the caissons was able to meet the quality, schedule and budget objectives.

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Paul Deering, Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

I’m motivated to partner with my clients, understand their needs, and contribute towards a stronger community—one project at a time.
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  • Paul Deering

    Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

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