Total Deconstruction of an Aluminum Smelter in Shawinigan, QC

This project consisted in entirely deconstructing all the buildings of one of North America’s oldest aluminium smelters. This challenge involved using our highly specialized, high-reach equipment, required to deconstruct tall structures such as overhead conveyors and silos. The mandate included deconstructing suction lines and all the pot scrubbers.


  • Total dismantling
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Stripping
  • Metal Reclamation/Recycling
  • Transport/disposal of hazardous materials
  • Concrete crushing
  • Sale of used equipment
  • Consulting services


  • Strict HSE requirements
  • Project magnitude
  • Environmental protection
  • Tall structure (43 m)
  • Adjoining building
  • Project within an operating site
  • Debris segregation
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Utilities management
  • Dust management

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