Indeed, moving the 300 ton, 330 foot long replacement main boom for a coal dragline excavator—a contract awarded to Brandt in 2014 by international mining supplier Joy Global Surface Mining—represents its fair share of difficulties.
Due to size and weight constraints, the boom must be shipped before Spring road bans take effect. It will be moved in three phases: the first section of the boom was recently completed and will be transported from Brandt’s Regina facility to the customer location for final preparation and installation.
The top section is scheduled to leave Regina February 3rd aboard a custom transport unit for the challenging and carefully planned trip south.
“We are very pleased to be called upon to help carry the flag for Saskatchewan’s custom manufacturing industry,” says Brandt president, Shaun Semple. “Our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions is unmatched and represents the capacity and expertise found within our province very well.”
This project is the first of its kind. The massive dragline boom, destined for a U.S. mine, will replace an existing boom that has reached the end of its useful life.
“This project has involved our whole team,” adds Shawn Lamothe, Brandt’s project manager for the boom project. “Everyone from our engineering and planning team, right through to our fabrication and quality assurance people have worked together to deliver”
The Brandt Group of Companies builds industrial, construction and forestry equipment and is one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies.