Teck Trail Operations Conducting KIVCET Boiler Replacement This Spring
As previously announced, Trail Operations will be undertaking maintenance work in the spring of 2024. The work will focus on the KIVCET radiant boiler, which has been in use since 1997 and requires replacement. In addition, several other projects and maintenance work in the lead smelter will be executed during this time. Work is expected to begin in April and run until early June.
“The maintenance work reflects an investment in asset renewal, integral to the reliable long-term performance of Trail Operations,” said Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Trail Operations. “As in all of our work at Trail Operations, our focus will be on the health and safety of employees, contractors and communities.”
There will be increased activity on site leading up to and during the maintenance work, which may increase noise as well as traffic entering and accessing the site. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to residents.
Approximately 500 contract employees will be onsite to supplement Trail Operations’ employees in executing the work, providing an economic boost to our region through their use of local hotels, restaurants, and other amenities.
Residents with questions about Trail Operations are encouraged to call the Community and Environment Feedback Line, at 250-364-4817.
About Trail Operations
Trail Operations represents one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes. Trail’s metallurgical operations also produce a variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products.