ATCO tapped to build 2,586-person village in north Saskatchewan for potash project

ATCO announced on Monday that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to design, build and operate a 2,586-person turnkey workforce housing lodge for BHP Billiton’s Jansen Potash Project, 100 km north of Regina.

ATCO has partnered with Aboriginal groups in the Touchwood Hills area of Saskatchewan to help deliver components.

The company says the complex will include a 20,000 sq. ft. sports complex with gymnasium, squash courts, weight room, and a raised running track that overlooks the gym. There will also be a 200-seat movie theatre.

ATCO plans to have the first phase, comprising 500 rooms, operational in October 2012, with completion of the full 2,586-room camp and facilities scheduled for mid-2013.

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