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SUDBURY, December 12, 2011 – BESTECH has reached another major milestone with the assignment of the complete detailed engineering design of Xstrata Nickel’s Fraser Morgan project.  This undertaking leverages BESTECH’s “one-stop-shop” multi-disciplinary team of engineers and specialists.  BESTECH will be completing the electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, and civil/structural design, and the automation and commissioning of the following systems for the development of two new zones at the existing Fraser mine:

  • Leaky Feeder
  • Microseismic
  • Fibre Network
  • PLC and HMI Control
  • VOIP
  • Analog Phone System
  • Central Blasting
  • Ventilation
  • Backfill
  • Mine Dewatering
  • U/G Process Water
  • Power Distribution
  • ION Power Meters
  • U/G Compressed Air
  • Ore/Waste Handling System
  • Zone Infrastructure

Xstrata Nickel’s previously announced US$119 million Fraser Morgan project will unlock 6,000 tonnes of nickel and 2,000 tonnes of copper per year while extending the life of mine of the Fraser Complex by five years to 2025.  BESTECH officially commenced the three year project on October 11, 2011.

“BESTECH is very excited to be the lead engineering firm involved in this project”, said Jo-Anne Boucher, General Manager at BESTECH.  “With our 100-employee workforce, we feel that we are well positioned to take on similar projects of this caliber in the near future.  I am confident that our highly skilled team, our customer-focused approach and our ability to provide quality engineering services will shine throughout the development of Fraser Morgan project, further strengthening our already stellar reputation.”

About BESTECH

Based in Sudbury, Ontario, BESTECH is a prominent Canadian firm which specializes in the areas of engineering, automation, software development 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 products and services. With over a decade of sustainable growth, BESTECH developed its strong industry expertise by responding and developing innovative technologies to assist companies in the mining, pulp and paper, forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing, municipal and commercial industries, enhance their productivity, profitability and safety.

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