Legacy Mine Project
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Amec Foster Wheeler
K+S Potash Canada
Hillsdale fabricated and erected 25,000 tons of steel for the K+S Legacy Mine Project. Built near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, it is the first greenfield potash mine in the area in nearly forty years. In addition to its isolated location, project challenges included a fast-track schedule that peaked during the winter, where high winds battered the site and temperatures regularly plummeted below negative 40-degrees Fahrenheit.
Due to the booming construction market in western Canada, the project also faced a lack of available skilled labor and intense competition for in-demand heavy equipment. We controlled these risks by providing equipment from our corporate fleet and augmenting the local workforce with our travelling craft personnel. More than 300 workers and 10 cranes (including an 850-ton crawler) were on site during the peak of construction.