News 16.05.2018

Baffinland │ Monitoring the depth of frost

GKM is proud to have assisted with the deployment and commissioning of automated monitoring systems to follow the depth of frost at the Baffinland Mary River mine. This world-class iron mine hauls large amount of ore overland with trucks on roads and structures built on the permafrost. These new systems installed by GKM Consultants will contribute to the construction of a new railroad connecting the extraction site to the port. This critical asset will significantly increase the mine’s output. Our novel monitoring solution collects underground temperature autonomously thanks to a battery and solar panel system. Data is automatically pushed on the internet through an Inmarsat network satellite modem, a first for GKM Consultants. The engineers in charge of this infrastructure now have access to the data they need at all times from their offices in Ontario.