Côté Gold is an open-pit mining project near Gogama, Ontario, in an established mining region with access to stable infrastructure and strong connections to local communities. The Project is a 70:30 joint venture between IAMGOLD, as the operator, and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Côté Gold has an initial mine life of 18 years which is expected to generate more than 450 full-time jobs, C$5 billion in wages and C$10 billion in GDP over its lifespan. Côté is a world class deposit with estimated contained gold reserves of over 7 million ounces with significant district exploration potential – including the additional 3.4 million ounces of Indicated resources from the adjacent Gosselin deposit.
Walters was selected to supply, detail, engineer connections, fabricate, apply coatings and delivery of approximately 4,800 tons of structural steel.
In conjunction with Wood Group Engineering, Walters created a 3D Tekla model to run parallel during design and the final certified drawings will be model based; no hard copy 2D drawings. All approvals were electronic within the ‘cloud’ utilizing Walters ‘trademark’ Model-to-Truck program.