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BESTECH to provide engineering services for SO2CLEAN production facility

November 20, 2015
by Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal
In: News


BESTECH has been selected by Calabrian Corporation to provide engineering services for the recently announced SO2CLEAN production facility in Timmins, Ontario. Design and site development are scheduled to begin immediately, followed by construction. The goal is to have the facility fully operational by the end of 2016.

BESTECH will be the lead engineering firm on the project with responsibility for land development, civil, structural, mechanical, instrumentation, and process control requirements. In conjunction with their partner Praetorian, BESTECH will also oversee construction, procurement, contracts, schedules and cost controls. The contract offers BESTECH an opportunity to showcase its expertise in an industry outside of mining.

“Calabrian is extremely satisfied with the Timmins site and eager to embark on this partnership with BESTECH,” said Lee Smith, engineering and technology manager at Calabrian. “The skills and capabilities that BESTECH offers match our size and needs, making this collaboration a good fit for both parties… throughout the fast pace of this development, BESTECH has been flexible and accommodating to our schedule. We anticipate a strong, long term relationship incurring mutual benefits.”

Calabrian utilizes an innovative technology with its proprietary SO2Clean production process, which is reliable and capital efficient essentially emission free.

“BESTECH is thrilled to be able to meet the needs of the Calabrian team and to play a role in the economic benefits that this project will create for Northern Ontario,” said Denis Pitre, vice-president and co-CEO of BESTECH. “Our goal is to become part of our client’s team and establish long-lasting working relationships. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue with the diversification of our services by working with a reputable business in chemical manufacturing.”

This SO2CLEAN facility will supply the mining, paper and water treatment operations in the region.

Calabrian Corporation is a leading supplier of sulfur dioxide and related derivatives used in wastewater treatment and other applications. The company manufactures sulfur dioxide and downstream derivatives such as sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite and sodium thiosulfate in its integrated manufacturing facility in Port Neches, Texas, and serves markets in North and South America. Its products are used in a broad range of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications to achieve compliance with federal and local water regulations, as well as other specialty applications in personal care, pulp and paper processing, food preservation, oilfield production and disinfection.

BESTECH has offices in Timmins and Sudbury, Ontario, and specializes in engineering, automation, energy management and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1995, BESTECH was created to address the need for system integration and industrial automation in the mining sector and has since grown to be a multi-disciplinary team offering diverse services and products.

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