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Chris Neitsch, Mike Walchuk and Mongolian Trade Commissioner Outside Gemini
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Gemini Welcomes Canadian Trade Commissioner to Mongolia

Returning from trade business in Quebec and Ontario, Canadian Trade Commissioner to Mongolia, Enkhzorig (Ebe) Erdenebayar, scheduled time to meet with Sr. Management at the invitation of Gemini President Chris Neitsch.

Mongolia holds an abundance of mineral resources, a thriving mining sector, comparable climate and geography as well as similar service and supply requirements as Alberta’s major oilsands players

GM Winston MacLean and Mongolian Trade Commissioner 

General Manager Winston MacLean and Canadian Trade Commissioner to Mongolia Enkhzorig (Ebe) Erdenebayar

“The purpose of the visit was to provide the Trade Commissioner a firsthand experience with the day-to-day operations and processes of a company uniquely suited to the fabrication and repair needs of Mongolia’s burgeoning mining industry,” Gemini’s VP of Business & Product Development Mike Walchuk said.

After touring the machine works, rotating equipment repair center and heavy equipment repair facility the Trade Commissioner attended several operations, planning meetings as well as Gemini’s monthly HSE meeting. Mr. Erdenebayar’s role is to assist Canadian companies by providing advice on marketing strategies and up-to-date market and sector information to help smooth the path for Canadian companies looking to do business in Mongolia.

Chris Neitsch, who recently returned from Mongolia himself said, “Mongolia holds an abundance of mineral resources, a thriving mining sector, comparable climate and geography as well as similar service and supply requirements as Alberta’s major oilsands players. There are excellent JV opportunities for companies that have the right capabilities, experience and ambition to move in that direction.”

Gemini operates two 45,000 sq. ft. facilities specializing in large OD and production machining, rotating and heavy equipment repair, structural fabrication and pressure piping with joint venture partnerships in Columbia, Poland, China, and Mongolia.

 

 

Bucyrus 495 BI dipper transport to mine
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Bucyrus 495 BI Dipper – Returning to Mine by Heavy Haul

Project Complete!

Gemini’s Welding, Fabrication & Heavy Equipment Repair Facility saw another Dipper leave for a Ft. McMurray mine where it will be mounted on a Bucyrus 495 BI Electric Rope Shovel. Refurbishment on this type of Heavy Mine Equipment is literally no small feat. Undoubtedly, this must have turned some heads on the Anthony Henday Drive (a major freeway that encircles Edmonton) as well as HWY 63.

Undoubtedly, this must have turned some heads on the Anthony Henday Drive…

Two mobile cranes with a combined 230 Ton heavy lift capacity were used

The Heavy Equipment Repair Team utilized a great deal of technical and trades resources to complete this Dipper project including: certified inspectors, NDE, crack repair, expendable wear component replacement, machining, millwrighting, welding & fabrication, overlay, build-up, critical alignment & assembly, and more.

Transporting this behemoth more than 450 km safely definitely takes some specialized equipment and a team of oversize load professionals. Two heavy lift mobile cranes with a combined 230 Ton lift capacity were used to maneuver the almost 168000 lb Dipper onto a hammock style conventional trailer.

As shown below, the coordinated effort of Gemini Machine Works and our Heavy Haul partners to get this massive component on the road and to its destination – professionally and safely.