Project Specifics

The Red Chris project, as outlined in the feasibility study prepared by AMEC, is a 30,000-tonne/day open pit mine and flotation concentrator. Over the course of the currently envisaged 25-year mine life the project will produce 1.85 billion lb of copper and 1.187 million oz of gold in concentrates. Red Chris is the largest new copper-gold open pit project in North America and has already been granted its environmental assessment certificate by the British Columbia government.
The four Electrical houses built by Sonic for AMEC house Arc Flash Switchgear which had to be installed along the length of the building. The building width causes constraints for transport and logistics. Solution was to split the buildings down the middle to meet shipping requirements and meet the need for zero deflection at the interface between switch gear modules.
AMEC was frustrated and cautious after their previous manufacturing company had been unable to deliver on their contract. Team Sonic is committed to delivering on-time and on-budget. To ease AMEC’s concerns and facilitate a trusting business relationship, we offered to give a cash penalty if Sonic was unable to deliver.

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