Mine and Concentrator
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Significant infrastructure is required to support the operation of the mine and concentrator and to ensure a safe and comfortable living environment for the people that work at the site. Supporting site infrastructure includes:
People working at the Voisey’s Bay site generally work on a two-week rotation. While at site, workers live in an accommodations complex that contains cafeterias, recreational areas, shops, offices and medical facilities.
Voisey’s Bay is a fly-in/fly-out operation, similar to many of today’s remote mining operations. A permanent, all-weather airstrip has been constructed to allow workers to be flown in and out of the site.
The port facility at Edward’s Cove in Anaktalak Bay includes a dock, a concentrate storage building and equipment for loading the concentrate onto arriving ships. Most supplies for the project arrive at Edward’s Cove by ship.
The site has a network of all-season roads that connect the open pit and the underground mining areas, the concentrator, port, airstrip and waste disposal areas.
The Voisey’s Bay site also incorporates a facility to treat sewage, a drinking water supply, a diesel generating plant to supply power to the site, and a number of warehouses and maintenance facilities to support the operation.