West White Rose Con­crete Grav­ity Struc­ture reaches mile­stone

Project’s first con­crete slip pour com­pleted Nov. 27

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial -

Work­ers on the West White Rose con­crete grav­ity base struc­ture reached a mile­stone on Tues­day night, Nov. 27, in Pla­cen­tia’s Ar­gen­tia’s In­dus­trial Park.

The first con­crete slip pour was com­pleted by SDP work­ers rep­re­sent­ing SNC-Lavalin, Dra­ga­dos and Pen­necon at 10:55 p.m.

More than 1,500 skilled craft and nearly 500 op­er­a­tional staff worked around the clock in three shifts to pour more than 10,000 cu­bic me­tres of con­crete and in­stall more than 3,000 tonnes or re­bar.

“I would like to rec­og­nize the great work of our women and men skilled craft in achiev­ing yes­ter­day’s mile­stone where the fi­nal layer of con­crete was poured to com­plete the first ma­jor slip form op­er­a­tion, bring­ing part of the struc­ture to a height of 46m,” Darin King, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Trades NL, stated in a news re­lease Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

“This is a tremen­dous ac­com­plish­ment which demon­strates the skill, ex­pe­ri­ence and team­work among our build­ing trades work­force. Thanks are to be ex­tended to all of our work­ers and the man­age­ment with SDP for reach­ing this mile­stone.”

The West White Rose Project (WWRP) is led by Husky En­ergy on be­half of the project pro­po­nents Husky, Sun­cor and Nal­cor.

The White Rose field and satel­lite ex­ten­sions are lo­cated in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 kilo­me­tres east of New­found­land and Labrador, in ap­prox­i­mately 120 me­tres of wa­ter.

Trades NL is an um­brella labour or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes and co-or­di­nates the in­ter­ests of 16 build­ing and con­struc­tion trades unions, their in­ter­na­tional af­fil­i­ates, and more than 15,000 trades work­ers in the province of New­found­land and Labrador.


SNC-Lavalin, Dra­ga­dos and Pen­necon reached a mile­stone on Tues­day night with the West White Rose con­crete grav­ity base struc­ture’s first con­crete slip pour com­pleted.

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