JNE Welding News
Sept 12, 2018
JNE’s Contribution to the TRS Project
JNE Welding is proud to have had the opportunity to fabricate the Tailings Recovery System “TRS” shown in the picture below. As per the story excerpt from the CIM Magazine, the TRS was developed by Mr. Svorcan and his team at Technika Engineering. At an early stage, JNE was asked to participate in the design from a fabrication practicality perspective. Later, when Technika had the approval to proceed with their first order, JNE had the opportunity to tender on the fabrication of 3 units and were successful in winning the award. It was an honor for JNE to participate in moving the industry forward through the introduction of this new and innovative approach regarding oilsands tailings management
Excerpt from CIM Magazine – “Innovation rush in the oil sands” By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco | September 12, 2018
Accelerating the reclamation of the oil sands mining operation is also a pressing project that has sparked an array of approaches from both inside the industry and out. Among the many contenders is Calgary-based Technika Engineering, which observed the issues with conventional mature fine tailings (MFT) reclamation technologies using dredges and barges with submersible pumps.
“We thought there had to be a better approach,” said Radé Svorcan, the company’s president. “So we set out to design it.”
Technika has developed what it calls the Tailings Recovery System (TRS). Oil sands MFT have considerable shear strength and viscosity that increase with the depth of the ponds, which typically reach 30 meters deep. Due to debris in the MFT and its rheology, conventional technologies using dredges and barges with submersible pumps encounter MFT dilution at the suction point and clogging. TRS technology uses a caisson-type telescoping shell structure located at the pond surface that can go down to a 15-plus meter depth to leverage the principle of hydraulic pressure balance to bring MFT to the surface. “Because the MFT is on the surface within the TRS, it’s much easier to recover it and the challenges of MFT dilution and pump clogging are addressed. We are using the natural hydraulics to draw the MFT up,” said Svorcan.
The benefits of the technology, which has already been successfully deployed at an oil sands operation, is that it allows for year-round reliable clogging-free recovery. It is fully winterized and can be remotely operated. On a 2,500 m3/h MFT supply system, TRS results in $10 to $20 million savings in capital costs and $5 to $10 million in annual operating costs compared to barge or dredge technologies, according to the company.
April 16, 2018
JNE at Inclusion Works ’18
THE CORPORATE-INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPER AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO JNE WELDING LP in partnership with Des Nedhe Developments and Peter Ballantyne Developments LP who are achieving stellar outcomes in their partnership efforts.
“Indigenous Works is pleased to acknowledge JNE Welding as a leader in delivering strong business-focused results for Indigenous communities that will have a long-lasting and positive impact and we are proud to recognize their achievement by awarding this Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Developer Award.”
Pictured (L-R): Stephen Lindley, co-chair, Indigenous Works, Julie Wriston, Creative Fire, Des Nedhe Development, Jim Nowakowsky, President/Founder, JNE Welding, Partner, Patricia Baxter, co-chair, Indigenous Works, Kelly Lendsay, President/CEO, Indigenous Works.
April 3, 2017
JNE at Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum in Saskatoon
Discover how JNE Welding can be the strongest link in your supply chain! We are a First Nations company with the proven capacity and track record to service all your needs. From the largest pressure vessels to specialty metal solutions for extreme environments, we deliver superior products designed and manufactured to the most demanding specifications.
Come visit us at Booth 209 at the 9th Annual Mining Supply Chain Forum at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on April 4 and 5 to find out more.
March 9, 2017
JNE Welding retains Canada’s Best Managed Companies status.
September 30, 2016
2016 Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Apprenticeship Awards: Outstanding Employer Award – More Than 50 Employees
JNE is proud to be named “Outstanding Employer – More than 50 Employees” by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission for 2015-2016. The award is in recognition of JNE’s significant contribution to apprentices, journey-persons and to the apprenticeship system overall.
March 9, 2016
JNE Welding is a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
Financial Post – Succession plan ensures a future
March 3, 2016
JNE Welding Nominated for three NSBA awards.
JNE Welding has been nominated for three North Saskatoon Business Association awards:
- Pursuit of Excellence Award
- Safe Employer Award
- Business Builder Award
CKOM News – Saskatoon business builder award finalists released
Saskatoon Now – Finalists Announced for NSBA Business Builder Awards
January 29, 2016
First Nations, JNE Welding Combine Strength to Grow Saskatchewan.
Press Release – First Nations, JNE Welding Combine Strength to Grow Saskatchewan
January 6, 2015