Our firm was awarded one of three consultant positions in Vale Canada Limited’s Overflow Engineering Contract in early 2013. The nature of this contract allowed Vale to sole source engineering projects to their preferred external service providers for work that exceeds the capacity or expertise of its in-house engineering and supporting technical resources.
Our firm has provided maintenance engineering services to Vale’s sites for nearly 40 years, including Vale’s mines, mill, smelter, filter plant, acid plant, nickel refinery, Electrowinning facility, water and wastewater facilities, and various office and administration buildings. Our service delivery spans a wide variety of projects including pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, detailed design, services during construction, and project close out reporting, including as-constructed drawings.
Due to the volume of projects on the go at any given time, Vale requests weekly updates for each project and monthly forecasts for all expenditures to assist with project tracking. The scale of this contract has necessitated the introduction of a new document control department at our firm to assist with project tracking and the high quantity of documents exchanged with Vale. Our success with this contract is reinforced through renewals and the ongoing influx of new projects.