Ottawa, Ontario-based BluMetric Environmental Inc. has announced that given further growth in its mining services, it is opening a Thunder Bay office to support existing and future clients in Northwestern Ontario, an area that is providing the company with strong growth potential.
This office will immediately be responsible for a new, long-term project commencing on April 1, 2018, awarded to BluMetric for the care and maintenance of a closed mine site located west of Thunder Bay.
The project represents the first contract of its type for BluMetric and underlines the company’s ability to service the full life-cycle of a mine. This project includes site security, regular inspection of structures and facilities, operation and maintenance of the tailings pond and on-site pumping facilities, environmental monitoring and sampling, regulatory compliance and reporting, and construction of a new seepage weir. BluMetric’s responsibilities include all necessary supervision, labour, material, equipment, and services of this project for five years.
In addition, BluMetric has been awarded a contract to provide detailed design and construction quality oversight for a groundwater and surface water management system for another high-level mining client in Northern Ontario. This project begins immediately and involves designing water interception and conveyance structures and an interception well system. The contract includes preparation of detailed design drawings, specifications, and quality assurance during construction.