Atco wins Detour Lake bid to build mining camp to house 1,000 people

CALGARY, Alberta – ATCO Structures & Logistics (ASL) has been awarded a contract to build a 1,000-person mining camp accommodation facility for Detour Gold Corporation (“Detour Gold”) at its Detour Lake gold property in northeastern Ontario, one of Canada’s largest gold development projects.

The camp will include spacious and comfortable dormitories, a modern kitchen and dining room, recreation room, offices, and a Fold-A-Way® metal building for storing an ambulance and fire truck. ASL has also committed to working with Aboriginal businesses in the region and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Moose Cree member-owned businesses for commercial opportunities. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011.

“ATCO understands the mining industry in Canada and around the world,” said Sheldon Rachuk, Director, Procurement, Contracts and Logistics, Detour Gold. “Its excellent track record for providing comfortable, modern accommodations made it the best choice for the Detour Lake project.”

This award comes just seven months after ASL commenced operations in Timmins, Ont. The Timmins office provides mining and other industry operators in northern Ontario a regional contact for sales, support and service.

“ATCO Structures & Logistics specializes in providing a home away from home that enhances productivity and we are pleased that Detour Gold has chosen to accommodate its workforce with our cost-effective housing,” said Harry Wilmot, ASL President and Chief Operating Officer.

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