PAVLIK mining and refining facility is the northernmost site of the Russian Federation located in Magadan Region. Federal or local authorities are reliant on that as the anchor project for ahead-of-time development of Arctic territories. The field reserves are appraised to be 150 tons, the facility first train will be designed for 3 tonnes of gold per year. VELESSTROY worked on the site under the conditions when winter temperature was down to minus 58 and summer featured torrential rains and floods. When construction was ongoing, we encountered logistics issues to supply cargoes to the site, and design issues. And even though VELESSTROY firstly built such a facility from scratch – we passed through all the hard aspects successfully, approximately a thousand of people worked during peak time of construction, and 150 units of construction equipment were involved. In October the entire gold mine facility was commissioned – tailings dump and main building of gold extraction works complete with associated infrastructure. First 800 kilos of gold will have been produced even by the end of 2015.
Construction work in the Arctic is unique due to unpredictable climatic conditions. To complete construction work on time, it was decided to build constriction workshops that would a venue for construction works in strong frosts and at gale storm winds.
In 2014 Velesstroy concluded ЕРС-contract with “Sout Tambey LNG” for construction of temporary facilities.
Under this EPC contract Velesstroy has built three workshops at the marshalling area. The main production building size (area) is 105 х 120 meters and the height is 35m, it is based on piles in quantity of 756 pieces and 23 meters long each. Total weight of steel structures is of production building is 3 500 t. The building is equipped with 10 cranes with lifting capacity 10 tons and 10 cranes weighing 20 tons which are designed for assembly of main trains. Besides the main production building another pipe fabrication building was built with dimensions 100 x 18 m and a height of 15 meters, based on the 23-meter piles, in quantity of 216 pieces. Also the secondary production building with dimensions 72 x 18 meters and a height of 25 meters was built basing on 23-meter long piles, in quantity of 156 pieces. Besides the canteen was built for 800 people, as well as garage for self-propelled modular trailers and storage area for heavy weight hoisting equipment.
The Jetty site is another place for Velesstroy construction activities - production facility for welding pipes with dimensions 102 x 34 meters and a height of 24 meters, based on piles 23 meters long in quantity of 324 pieces. The facility is equipped with 8 cranes with lifting capacity 20 t. Total weight of steel structure of pipes welding production facility is 800 t.