Long Harbour Nickel Processing Plant
Long Harbour, Newfoundland
Located on the island of Newfoundland, Long Harbour Processing Plant is one of the largest in the world to use a hydrometallurgical process that refines 50,000 tons per year of nickel ore. KBAC Constructors, a partnership between Kiewit, BMA Constructors and GJ Cahill, installed mechanical, piping, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and instrumentation systems in the plant.
The combined experience between the KBAC partners in industrial projects proved crucial in managing the diverse scope of work and coordination of the project. The town of Long Harbour and surrounding communities benefited from the infrastructure upgrades as well as approximately 3,000 person-years of employment from construction activities and the 475 permanent positions needed to operate the plant.