Long Harbour Nickel Processing Plant - Long Harbour, Newfoundland
Located on the Island of Newfoundland, Vale's Long Harbour Processing Plant is one of the largest in the world to use a new hydrometallurgical process that will refine 50,000 tonnes per year of nickel ore in a more economical and environmentally friendly manner. The approximately $960 million project involved installing 7,600 pieces of equipment, 8,600 instruments, 91,000 meters of cable, 6,700 tonnes of steel and 98,000 meters of electrical cable across nine buildings on the plant site.
The town of Long Harbour and surrounding communities benefited from several infrastructure upgrades as well as approximately 3,000 person years of employment from construction activities and 475 permanent positions to operate the plant upon completion. KBAC Constructors will employ a mostly local workforce estimated to peak at 3,200 craft workers.