FerroQuébec, a subsidiary of FerroAtlántica, a Spanish silicon leader, wished to proceed with the construction of a new silicon plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 tons in the Port-Cartier region.

Following emerging Chinese competition in the silicon market, the client was forced to suddenly cancel the project during the detailed engineering stage. Half of the detailed engineering work had been completed before the project was cancelled.

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Total cost of the project
Project delivery methods
Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC)


Nature of the services

  • Draft study and analysis
  • Engineering with an integrated design approach

Specificities of the project

  • Design and planning of the following elements:
  • An industrial building of 16,000 m² with 5 silicon arc furnaces each with a capacity of 30 MW
    Two rows of 14 silos with a total storage capacity of 2,000MT
    Five dust collectors with a capacity of 330,000 Nm³/h
    A building with a store, an administration office and a storage area
    Nearly 1 km of conveyors
    Fifteen electrical substations of 13.8 kV / 600V
    A high voltage substation of 161 kV
  • Development of a wood yard, a charcoal manufacturing plant and a cogeneration plant
  • Modification of a water treatment plant

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