Mining Commodity Storage
Project Info: Located in North Eastern Canada. The Pavilion structure is used for commodity storage of nickel iron ore. The Pavilion fabric structure has been designed to accommodate for a custom end wall entrance for a conveyor system and for oversized doors resulting in the ease of access to the nickel ore.
Building Size: 94’ x 180’ Texan Series
Why Pavilion: Xstrata Nickel wanted to reduce the daily cost of lighting and a Pavilion fabric building was able to provide exactly that. Pavilion’s Spiderweave™ fabric allows natural light to into the building, therefore reducing the amount of lights required to be on during daylight operational hours. This results in a huge decrease in electricity usage and cost expenditures to light the structure.
Pavilion was also chosen, as Pavilion was able to design and deliver customer request to heighten the building to increase the overall nickel ore storage in the building. Pavilion added extra height to the legs to increase the volume of ore storage throughout the entire building. This resulted in Xstrata being able to store more ore in one central location. The other competitors did not want to incur the additional engineering that heightening the building required.