Whether the mine is flooded, air filled or a combination of both, SeaView Systems has demonstrated an ability to exploit our expertise in underwater intervention technology to provide solutions to a wide range of difficult access inspection and intervention applications. Please contact us to discuss your application.
Cigar Lake Mine Investigation
Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan was first identified as a major source of high grade uranium nearly 20 years ago and was due to start production in 2007 after undergoing construction costing in excess of $600 million.
In April 2006, a shaft intended to provide ventilation to the main mine had reached a depth of approximately 1300ft when the miners hit a high-volume groundwater layer and a valve on a two inch grout line leading to this water zone failed, resulting in the flooding of the mine shaft. Read more »