Hudbay Minerals Lalor Mine Bulk Sample Plant

CLIENT: Hudbay Minerals
PROJECT: Lalor Mine Bulk Sample Plant

PROJECT TYPE: Greenfield
LOCATION: Manitoba, Canada
COMMODITY: Gold, Zinc, Copper
SERVICE SCOPE: EPC Design & Supply


HudBay Minerals had an immediate need for a bulk sample plant at their Lalor operation in northern Manitoba.  Sourcing a turnkey plant from sampling equipment suppliers within a short timeframe proved to be a challenge for our Client.


In order to meet our Client’s urgent need, Halyard designed the sample plant to be modular, completely transportable on a flatbed truck and sourced refurbished mechanical components where practical.  Since the delivery of new sampling equipment from vendors would have delayed the project, Halyard designed, fabricated and supplied the necessary sampling equipment and implemented the control logic for the operation of the samplers.


The sample plant, complete with feed bin, conveyors, splitters, crushers and PLC control system were designed, supplied, constructed and trial assembled in 65 calendar days. Upon factory acceptance, the plant was shipped to Hudbay’s Lalor site where Halyard assisted with the commissioning and training of operators for a successful start-up.