In order to meet the region’s economic development demand, the Port of Sept-Îles wanted to develop new maritime infrastructure to increase the iron ore shipping capacity. This dock can accommodate ore carriers of 25,000 to 35,0000 tons, from various clients simultaneously.

Client’s name
Port of Sept-Iles
Total cost of the project
220 M$
Project delivery methods
Traditional mode (Engineering – Project Management – Monitoring)
Sept-Iles, Pointe-Noire


Nature of the services

  • Dock prefeasibility, feasibility and optimization study
  • Preliminary and final plan and specification designs for the overall work
  • Project management and support during the bidding process
  • External service (surveys) management and coordination
  • Monitoring services
    Quality control and assurance
    Inspection during the construction phase
    Environmental monitoring
    Marine mammal monitoring
    Dredging monitoring
  • Commissioning

Specificities of the project

  • Deep-sea dock on 2-metre piles including a 600-metre approach dock and a 400-metre main dock with two berths
  • Integration of two ship loaders with conveyors
  • Integration of a closed gallery with 8-metre double conveyors over the entire length of the approach dock
  • Integration of an electrical substation
  • Integration of capstans, maritime accessories and other protective equipment on the dock

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