About the project
Modules: 198 modules + miscellaneous structures
Timeline:Manufacturing start Q2, 2013; installation Q3 2013 through Q1 2014
This turnkey, design, build project supported the supply and installation of two separate camps on the remote northern tip of Baffin Island. Logistics planning and execution were critical and Horizon North’s full self-performing business model with in-house design, transport, installation and overall project management, were integral to the success of this project.
Both of the camps consist of single storey accommodation wings, commercial kitchens, dining halls, a separate kitchen for Inuit food services, medical, fitness, recreation, reception, mudroom with locker storage, commercial laundry, and separate offices. Enclosed and insulated walkways were used to connect buildings and utilized as an economic method to distribute site utilities. Permitting, water treatment, incinerator system, diesel fuel heating system and storage, site utilities, start-up, testing, commissioning, and handover were also all included.
Horizon North completed both projects using a total of 65,000 man hours, while maintaining a strong safety record with zero lost time incidents recorded. With the project being located on Baffin Island, great emphasis was placed on our safety program due to the extreme conditions in the northern climate. Exposure to temperatures reaching below -50 °C, extreme wind, snowy conditions, very limited daylight, all while workers stayed in wall tents, were just some of the challenges faced during camp installation