- Founded in 1982 -
- Founded in 1982 -
We operate in challenging landscapes, setting high standards of performance and safety. Consbec is one of the largest drilling and blasting contractor in North America and the only private Canadian company who manufactures and transports bulk emulsion.
Discover more about Consbec. Read our case studies on various projects in key sectors.
Owner: Pic Mobert Hydro Inc.
Location: White River, ON.
Years Active: 2014-2015
Pic Mobert Hydro Inc. (PMHI), a partnership which comprises the Pic Mobert First Nation and Regional Power Inc. has constructed two hydroelectric power generating facilities on the White River in northwestern Ontario.
The facilities have installed capacities of 8.9 MW (Bezhig) and 10 MW (Niizh), respectively.
Consbec performed in excess of 300,000 cubic metres of drilling and blasting various items of the project including diversion, spillway and tailrace channels as well powerhouse excavations.
Over 30,000 m2 of pre-shear face was successfully completed in order to help minimize any overbreak in concrete sensitive excavations.
Project Drill/Blast Challenges: Seismic tolerances, rock face QA/QC to minimize overbreak.
Owner: Tata Steel
Location: QC. And NFLD (Schefferville)
Years Active: 2012-Present
Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) operates an iron ore direct shipping ore (DSO) mining operation in the harsh climate of western Labrador/north eastern Quebec.
Consbec drills, manufactures bulk emulsion explosives and blasts in surface open pits producing up to 10 million tonnes of iron ore and waste rock per year under a direct contract with TSMC.
Project Drill/Blast Challenges: Bulk mining in multiple pits/locations, harsh climate, remote location, and logistics.
Owner: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Location: 50 km due west of Wawa, ON and 60 km southeast of Hemlo, ON.
Years Active: 2002-Present
The Mishi open pit has provided essential mill feed to the Eagle River Gold Mill since 2002.
Consbec has performed the surface drilling and blasting operations at the mine with three different load/haul contractors for the mine since its commencement whereby up to 2 million tonnes of ore and waste rock has been produced yearly.
Project Drill/Blast Challenges: Narrow vein mining/dilution control.
Safety is embedded throughout our operations. Project teams are continually trained to meet high standards of performance and safety. In fact, safety is an ongoing pursuit and remains top of mind as a precursor to all projects and managed until the very end to project completion.
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