Project’s first concrete slip pour completed Tuesday night
Workers on the West White Rose concrete gravity base structure reached a milestone on Tuesday night in Placentia’s Argentia’s Industrial Park.
The first concrete slip pour was completed by SDP workers representing SNC-Lavalin, Dragados and Pennecon at 10:55 p.m.
More than 1,500 skilled craft and nearly 500 operational staff worked around the clock in three shifts to pour more than 10,000 cubic metres of concrete and install more than 3,000 tonnes or rebar.
“I would like to recognize the great work of our women and men skilled craft in achieving yesterday’s milestone where the final layer of concrete was poured to complete the first major slip form operation, bringing part of the structure to a height of 46m,” Darin King, executive director of Trades NL, stated in a news release Wednesday afternoon.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment which demonstrates the skill, experience and teamwork among our building trades workforce. Thanks are to be extended to all of our workers and the management with SDP for reaching this milestone."
The West White Rose Project (WWRP) is led by Husky Energy on behalf of the project proponents Husky, Suncor and Nalcor.
The White Rose field and satellite extensions are located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 kilometres east of Newfoundland and Labrador, in approximately 120 metres of water.
Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization that promotes and co-ordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, their international affiliates, and more than 15,000 trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.