Hatch is being acknowledged for engineering work it did to help reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate emissions at the Sudbury Smelter.
The global firm, which provides engineering, project management, and professional services, has received an Award of Distinction from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario for its involvement in two projects at the smelter operated by Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO).
The Process Gas Project (PGP) and Particulate Emissions Project (PEP) mark a $288-million investment by Glencore to reduce SO2 and particulate emissions, and improve productivity at the operation, which processes nickel concentrate from the company’s mining operations in Sudbury and Québec.
For its part in the project, Hatch provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for process-gas upgrades and particulate emissions reduction.
The company said it worked to bring the smelter into compliance with provincial regulations, reducing allowable emissions of SO2 gas and heavy metals such as nickel, cadmium, lead, and cobalt air emissions.
Glencore’s PGP/PEP began in 2010.
"We are immensely proud to be recognized for our contributions to the Process Gas Project and Particulate Emissions Project at the Sudbury Smelter," Ben Paillé, Hatch’s project manager for the PGP/PEP projects, said in a news release.
"This award is a testament to the expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment of our talented team at Hatch. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Glencore on this significant project, enabling them to meet their environmental goals while enhancing operational efficiency."
ACEC-Ontario is an industry association that promotes and advances the business interests of its member companies. The annual awards are presented to members that demonstrate exceptional technical excellence, innovation, and positive environmental, economic, and social impacts.
Full details about the PGP/PEP projects are available here.