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ENVIRONMENT: Weir sells three reclaim water barges to Suncor TRO project

ALBERTA - In early 2010, Weir Minerals Canada (WMC) won an order to supply three Multiflo® mega-barges for Suncor’s TRO Project, located 30 km north of Fort McMurray, AB. This past spring, WMC and its team of contractors completed...



ALBERTA – In early 2010, Weir Minerals Canada (WMC) won an order to supply three Multiflo® mega-barges for Suncor’s TRO Project, located 30 km north of Fort McMurray, AB. This past spring, WMC and its team of contractors completed project construction prior to the handover to the customer for commissioning. The system is now fully operational.   

Weir Minerals Multiflo reclaim water barges are an integral part of tailings management solutions in oil sands applications. The mega-barge project is a culmination of months of effort on the part of several key groups within Weir Minerals Canada.  A cross-functional team of people from sales, product management and engineering led by the design center team in Mississauga, ON, with support from the sales teams in Calgary, AB, and Hazleton, PA, worked diligently for months prior to the award of the order.  The project was kicked off in the spring of 2010 with the contract to design, fabricate, assemble and launch the three reclaim water barges.

The project is the largest of its kind for WMC.  The complete turnkey project included design, fabrication, on site construction, launch and supply of all equipment including Hazleton® pumps from Weir Minerals, barges, mechanical, electrical, process control and marine design.  It illustrates Weir’s successful efforts in exploring adjacent market opportunities and moving up the value chain – taking the company beyond traditional supplier of pumps, to being a systems integrator and premier mining equipment solutions provider.

For more information about Multiflo mine dewatering solutions, visit WeirMinerals.com