In a region offering tremendous growth opportunities, Redpath Mongolia was incorporated in 2004 and established headquarters in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Previously that same year, the company had secured the contract to sink multiple shafts and provide primary mine development for the Ivanhoe Mines’ world class Oyu Tolgoi Copper Gold deposit. The project site is situated in Southern Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert flatlands. Here the winds reach up to 200 kms/hr and temperatures can range from plus 40 degrees Celsius to minus 35 Celsius.
This extremely harsh working environment called for unique, logistical expertise and Redpath Mining was more than up to the challenge. In January, 2008, and at a depth of 1385 metres, the company completed the deepest mine shaft ever sunk in Mongolia. Joining our workforce to help develop our local administrative capabilities, highly educated Mongolians have proven to be an excellent resource for recruiting.