Holden Mine—Rio Tinto

The Holden Mine Cleanup Project located in a remote area on Lake Chelan in the State of Washington was a $200+ million effort to remediate and address issues with a heavy metal mine that ceased operations during the late 1950s. The mine cleanup was led by Rio Tinto and was necessary to prevent future water and soil contamination in the lake.

In desperate need of housing and dining for the workers, VESTA, was called upon to provide an immediate and cost-effective solution. VESTA provided 88 beds with a full-service dining, kitchen and recreation facility.

VESTA was hired as the turnkey modular contractor to handle the project from start to finish. The work involved removal of an existing facility located in Williston, North Dakota, transportation of the modules from North Dakota to the doc on Lake Chelan for the modules to be shipped by boat and installed at the final location at Holden Mine.


In desperate need of a quick and cost effective solution, VESTA was there to respond