Case Study: Teamwork and Innovation

Teamwork and Innovation in a Tight Timeframe at Seabee

In 2019, the Seabee plant team were faced with a challenge: a need to increase the flow through the Water Treatment Plant by approximately 25%, compared to the previous maximum that the “moving biofilm bed reactor” achieved. When the plant’s capacity is exceeded, effluent water is held in a storage facility—but the storage facility was at maximum capacity. More pressing was the temperature factor—the work had to be completed during the brief summer thaw. A new design was finalized, and the entire plant team (electrical, metallurgy, millwrights, and management) worked together with commitment and motivation.

The upgrade was delivered on time, in scope and cost effectively, and the Seabee water treatment plan now runs with 25% more waterflow (and gold recovery).