Mining minerals

SRC consolidates mining and mineral operations into one facility

The $15 million, 18-month construction project created 50 jobs in Saskatchewan’s construction industry.

SASKATOON — The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) today celebrated the grand opening of a new facility that consolidates SRC’s mining and mineral operations into one facility to more effectively serve its clients.

The new location, funded by the Government of Saskatchewan, provides additional opportunities to continue to expand SRC’s services and capabilities.

In June 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan and the SRC announced $15 million in funding for the 18-month construction project which created 50 immediate jobs in Saskatchewan’s construction industry, as well as impacts long-term impact on Saskatchewan’s mining and minerals industry through increased production and costs. -savings. This project was part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan.

“Consolidating into a suitable building allows SRC to optimize and expand its expertise and capabilities as we move towards new technologies and innovations to support the mining and minerals industry,” said President and CEO. SRC executive Mike Crabtree.

“This in turn will enable mining companies to produce more ore with less waste, reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, developments that will be key to ensuring the long-term sustainability of mineral resources. Saskatchewan.

The facility now houses approximately 90 employees working in SRC’s geoanalytical laboratories, mineral processing and development engineering and manufacturing groups.

The SRC is the second largest research and technology organization in Canada. With 350 employees, $137 million in annual revenue and 75 years of experience, SRC provides services and products to its 1,500 customers in 27 countries around the world.

For more information on the SRC, visit www.src.sk.ca.