When Lydian International needed an insulated warehouse near the remote town of Yermuk in Armenia, they called on Rubb to supply a rugged FXG Thermohall.
The 30m x 30m steel framed, fabric clad structure was constructed at an altitude of 3000m. This insulated warehouse is designed for a full 3.4 kN/m2 snow load, and a 1.0 kPa wind pressure. Lighting, doors, destratification fans, and exhaust ventilation were designed and delivered along with the hot-dip galvanized steel structure and insulated Rubb Thermohall cladding.
Lydian International is an emerging gold developer. Its 100%-owned Amulsar Gold Project has mineral resources containing nearly 5 million ounces, targeted production of 225,000 ounces annually, and low sustaining costs of $579 per ounce of gold produced. The estimated output of the Amulsar project is 10 Mt of gold-bearing quartzite ore. Construction of the mine is expected to be completed during 2018.
The Rubb building was ordered in February 2017. Delivery took place on schedule in April, and a two-man Rubb team completed the assembly in just 18 days in May.
Lydian Construction Manager Yelena Kirakosyan wrote: “We were very much impressed by Rubb’s flexibility, ability to take the initiative and make decisions to ensure timely and effective implementation of the project… the team demonstrated a high sense of responsibility and a disciplined safety culture, which made our co-operation easy and highly productive. We are also very pleased with technical characteristics and overall quality of the Rubb product. The high quality pre-fabricated steel structure was easy to assemble, which ensured a complete facility installation within the shortest time frame and with minimum resources.”
In line with Lydian’s intention to keep a ‘light footprint’ at the site, the Rubb designed foundation system, consisting of prefabricated concrete blocks, was specially fabricated to allow for removal at a later date. The Rubb Thermohall will provide a climate controlled, reliable storage building for the critical phases of the fast track development of the mine.