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Sep 18, 2018


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Cementation Canada Awarded Construction of the Internal Shaft at Craig Mine for the Onaping Depth Project

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September 18, 2018                                                                                                                        for Immediate Release


Sudbury – Cementation Canada Inc. has been awarded the design and construction of the new internal underground shaft for the Onaping Depth Project at  Craig Mine, part of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO) in northeastern Ontario. The deposit is approximately 2,500 metres below surface and is critical to the long-term sustainability of Sudbury INO’s operations in the Sudbury basin. Cementation will design and construct the 7.2 metre diameter production shaft. The shaft will be sunk from the 4025 Level of Craig Mine and is approximately 1.5 km horizontally from the existing Craig shaft.  Cementation will engineer and construct the hoistrooms and underground headframe, and is currently reaming a three-metre diameter raise bore as a pilot raise for a portion of the final shaft excavation and construction.


“Onaping Depth has been an iconic project for us and we have worked very closely with Sudbury INO over the years to evaluate and provide the shaft designs and methodology that combine safety with value,” said Roy Slack, President of Cementation Canada. “We are thrilled that the project is going ahead and are very excited to be Sudbury INO’s main contractor and design engineer for this shaft project.”


About Cementation:

Cementation is a mine and facilities contracting and engineering company. The Cementation group of companies delivers underground mine development and infrastructure as well as surface material handling and processing facilities solutions for mining projects worldwide. Cementation Canada Inc., Cementation USA Inc., Cementation AG and Merit Consultants International are part of the Murray & Roberts group of companies with operations around the world. For more information on Cementation, visit


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For more information, please contact:

Eric Smith, Executive V.P. Contracting

North Bay t: +1 705.472.3381




Amy Winter

Business Developement

Cementation Canada Inc.

T: +1 705.472.3381