To increase its production and support the development of its mining site in Labrador and Northern Quebec, the mining development company Cliffs Natural Resources wished to modernize and optimize its iron pellet plant and its iron ore storage and shipping terminal in Pointe-Noire.

Client’s name
Cliff Natural Ressources
Total cost of the project
Project delivery methods
Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC)
Sept-Îles (Pointe-Noire)


Nature of the services

  • Investigation on equipment malfunctions
  • Inspection and evaluation
  • Problem solving
  • Solution and budget analysis
  • Project management
  • Design and production of engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, environmental, electrical and control) plans and specifications
  • Monitoring services
  • Quality control and assurance
    Inspection during the construction phase
    Environmental monitoring
  • Commissioning

Specificities of the project

  • Integration of maintenance equipment in the existing structures (gallows, winches, lockout system, access hatch)
  • Repair of damaged structures (belt tensioner towers, structures on the dock, conveyors, buildings)
  • Repair and optimization of the equipment (conveyor chutes, belt tensioners)
  • Increase in safety for the maintenance and accessibility of the equipment (walkways, staircases, bridge crane access, sampling hatches)
  • Increase in safety (guards, protection against falling ice, railings)
  • Optimization of dust collectors and dust emission control
  • Modernization of the electrical facilities

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