The Hope Bay gold mine is located approximately 685km northeast of Yellow Knife and 125km south-west of Cambridge bay, in the western Nunavut territory of Canada, one of the top ten gold producing countries.
BID designs, manufactures and installs custom bulk-material handling equipment for all industries. Working with the consultant or directly with the end-user, it supplies individual pieces of equipment or entire systems.
BID’s range of equipment includes:
- Belt conveyors
- Belt feeders
- Chain conveyors
- Screw conveyors
- Bucket elevators
- Tripper and shuttle conveyors
- Fixed stackers
- Spike roll conveyors
- Hoppers and bins
- Disc-scalping screens
- Chutes and diverter gates
- Towers, walkways, and associated structural and miscellaneous steel
- Truck dumpers
Custom belt conveyors and conveying systems
BID designs and manufactures custom belt conveyors and conveying systems that can be tailored to suit exact customer requirements and specifications. Conveyors meet and generally exceed CEMA specifications.
Conveyor styles include stringer, enclosed trough, open walk-through, open walk-beside truss and enclosed galleries with cladding.
Using pocket-type belts, we can provide steep-angle conveyors when necessary due to space limitations. Various configurations can be accommodated, including straight line, ‘L’ shape and ‘S’ shape.
BID has supplied many varieties of chain conveyors, including:
- Drag type
- Flighted / bar feeder
- Stainless-steel chain for corrosion resistance
- Redler type
BID screw conveyors are custom-designed for each customer. BID typically follows CEMA dimensions, but it can customize its screws and often exceed the standard CEMA 24in diameter.
BID screw conveyors include transfer, mixing / dilution, inclined, feeder, distribution and levelling conveyors.
BID designs bucket elevators, typically featuring centrifugal discharge and belting for finer materials. All chutes, platforms and supports can be provided.
Heavy-duty belt feeders
BID designs and manufactures heavy-duty belt feeders for use in mining applications. Typical design includes:
- Heavy-duty design
- Up to 96in (2,438mm) wide belts
- VFD drive with electro-mechanical drive or hydraulic shaft-mounted drive
- Engineered class pulleys
- Hydraulic assist take-ups (manual or powered)
Bulk-material handling equipment engineering and manufacturing
BID’s modern facility in New Brunswick, Canada, provides engineering and manufacturing all in one location, which allows for strict quality and schedule control throughout our production process. The plant’s convenient location at the intersection of two major North American highways, with the nearest seaport only two hours away, provides many transportation options.
BID has the in-house capabilities to respond quickly and customize our equipment to suit the customer’s exact needs. The company is very flexible with component selections and encourages the customer to select the brand of conveyor components they prefer. Matching components to the customer’s existing equipment saves the cost of purchasing additional spares. BID’s experienced mechanical and structural engineers and designers specialize in bulk handling and work with the latest AutoCAD and STAAD software.
Innovative design and heavy-duty products have always been a hallmark of BID. It designs its equipment to be long-lasting and operate trouble-free.
BID is dedicated to delivering high-quality products on time. Its QA/QC program is detailed and well documented, and can also be customized to suit special customer requirements.
Recent bulk-material handling equipment projects
For the ArcelorMittal plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, BID provided coke and coal belt conveyors, pulverized coal screws, ceramic-lined chutes, and building modification and installation services.
For the expansion of the Florida Crushed Stone plant of Rinker Minerals/FLSmidth, located in Brooksville, Florida, US, BID supplied 24 belt conveyors of 24in to 54in in size.
Enclosed 30in belt conveyors and a specialized shuttle conveyor for nickel-oxide container loading were supplied to CVRD Inco’s plant in Goro, New Caledonia, Canada.
Caribbean Cement (which has a contract with FLSmidth), ordered various belt conveyors with trusses from BID, for the expansion of its plant in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Prairie Creek Lead-Zinc-Silver Project is located close to the Nahanni National Park Reserve, approximately 500km west of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada.
The Magino Gold Project is located in Finan Township, approximately 10km south-east of the town of Dubreuilville, 40km north-east of Wawa and 195km north of Sault Sainte Marie, in Ontario, Canada.
The Lake St Joseph Iron Ore Project, comprised approximately 13 adjoining mining claims covering an area of approximately 2,592ha, is located 100km north-east of Sioux Lookout and approximately 80km south-southwest of Pickle Lake in Ontario, Canada.