Construction of a silicon plant
in Port-Cartier
Construction of a silicon plant in Port-Cartier
Construction d’une usine de silicium à Port-Cartier

FerroQuébec, a subsidiary of FerroAtlántica, a Spanish silicon giant, wanted to build a new silicon plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 tons in the Port-Cartier region.

As a result of emerging Chinese competition in the silicon market, the client had to abruptly cancel the project during detailed engineering. Detailed engineering work was advanced to 50 % before being halted.

Customer name
FerroQuébec
Total project cost
400 M$
Fabrication method
Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC)
Area
Port-Cartier

 

Nature of services

  • Pre-project study and analysis
  • Engineering with an integrated design approach

Project features

  • Design and planning of the following elements:
  • A heavy industrial building of nearly 16,000 m² comprising 5 silicon arc furnaces with a capacity of 30 MW each
    Two rows of 14 silos with a total storage capacity of 2000 MT
    Five dust collectors with a capacity of 330,000 Nm³/h
    A building comprising a warehouse, an administration office and a storage area
    Nearly 1 km of conveyors
    Fifteen 13.8 kV / 600V electrical substations
    A 161 kV high-voltage substation
  • Implementation of a wood yard, charcoal manufacturing plant and cogeneration plant
  • Modification of a water treatment plant
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