Posted by Daniel Gleeson on March 11, 2021
Main Drilling has opened a brand new workplace in Manitoba, Canada, with the purpose of increasing its contract drilling providers and streamlining its operations.
Accomplished in late 2020, the brand new 29,000 sq. foot (2,694 m2) operations headquarters home an expanded upkeep workshop, elements warehouse and administrative workplaces. It additionally features a 3.2 ha storage yard.
“We’re happy with our lengthy historical past in Manitoba,” stated Barry Zerbin, normal supervisor of Canadian operations. “With the growth of our house in Winnipeg, we are able to higher serve our clients throughout the nation and proceed with the specialised drill outcomes that we’re identified to supply.
The brand new constructing is over 8.5m excessive among the many amenities contained in the 8,094 ha “CentrePort” internal port and the international commerce zone. The realm is dwelling to North America’s largest tri-modal World Commerce Middle, situated in Rosser, within the better Winnipeg space, in accordance with Main Drilling.
The CentrePort campus positions Main Drilling properly logistically. Canada’s geographic heart is only some kilometers from the brand new constructing the place store, upkeep and help personnel present crews, drills and elements throughout the nation. The brand new constructing provides to the already robust and established framework of Main Drilling branches and workshops throughout Canada, together with areas in Flin Flon, Sudbury, Rouyn, Timmins and Yellowknife, the corporate says.
The brand new Winnipeg location serves Main Drilling’s Canadian operations with 24 workplaces for administrative workplace employees, human sources, safety and operations departments and nation managers. The upkeep group, with greater than a dozen staff, is housed in a 743 m2 workshop containing 4 full-size bays with over 7.5m excessive ceilings to service all kinds of drilling rigs of the Main Drilling fleet. The warehouse group works in a 650 m2 facility containing stock and spare elements. The constructing may also accommodate in-house coaching colleges for extra crews approaching board to fulfill buyer wants.
Zerbin Says Expanded Area Allows Winnipeg Department to Service Main Drilling Clients within the Province, Together with Hudbay Minerals in Flin Flon / Snow Lake; Vale in Thompson; 1911 Gold at Bissett; and Yamana Gold at Monument Bay. It additionally will increase the capability of purchasers throughout Canada reminiscent of Foran Mining, Nighthawk Gold Corp and Sabina Gold & Silver.
Manitoba is a protracted established space of operations for main drilling. In 1998, the corporate accomplished the acquisition of the Midwest group of firms in Canada, which has operated for greater than 70 years in central Canada and the Arctic. Midwest was one of many largest drilling firms in Canada with greater than 115 drills (80 above floor, 35 under floor).
The brand new Winnipeg workplace opens simply because the mining trade enters a deliberate restoration cycle, in accordance with Main Drilling.
“In 2021, Main Drilling continues its technique of dominating specialty drilling around the globe,” the corporate stated.