Barr strives to support our clients wherever their projects take them. When Nevada Copper expressed a need for quick-response engineering and environmental services for the development of a new mine at its Pumpkin Hollow site, Barr opened a satellite project office in Reno in November 2020, about an hour away. Being available locally allows our team to respond quickly to new demands as Nevada Copper builds a new mine, which is essential to maintaining client satisfaction.
Our work at Pumpkin Hollow began with electrical design and control engineering back in 2012, and has expanded to include mechanical, electrical, and structural design for both underground and aboveground operations. Now, we typically have two to four engineers on-site on any given day to support ongoing commissioning efforts as well as new work.
We’re optimistic about Nevada’s economic growth potential and Barr’s ability support clients here. While our Reno office opened in response to Nevada Copper’s request, we are poised to serve other Reno-area mining clients, as well as those in the fuels, power, and public sectors.
“We’re excited to be in Reno to serve clients and their ongoing needs, and there is a lot of enthusiasm about opportunities in this part of the U.S.,” said John Quist, a Barr vice president and senior civil engineer who also played an integral role for the new project office in Reno.
Contact us to learn more about our Reno-area engineering and environmental services.
About the author
Brad Dunn, former senior mining geologist at Barr, has more than two decades of mining industry experience, including with mining operations throughout Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia that extract gold, copper, nickel, coal, rare earth minerals, limestone, frac sand, and iron ore.