With the increase of the port activities in Pointe-Noire, the Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) wanted to rehabilitate and improve the facilities on the site formerly belonging to Wabush Mines Limited. The project thereby consisted in restoring all the ore handling equipment, from the dumper house (train unloading) to the ship loader. Since these facilities had not been used in the last five years, they required some substantial work to ensure their rehabilitation.

Client’s name
Société Ferroviaire et Portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN)
Total cost of the project
18 M$
Project delivery methods
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM)
Sept-Iles, Pointe-Noire


Nature of the services

  • Draft study and analysis
  • Health and safety action plan
  • Simultaneous engineering and construction with an integrated design approach
  • Preliminary and final plan and specification designs for the overall work
  • General contracting and construction management
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Monitoring services
  • Quality control and assurance
    Inspection during the construction phase
    Environmental monitoring
  • Commissioning
  • ORP (Operational Readiness Plan)
  • Operations manual.

Specificities of the project

  • Decontamination and cleaning of the dumper house
  • Rehabilitation and improvement of the following equipment
  • Dumper house
    Conveyor 14-15-16-17-21-22-10-9-5-3-1
    Stacker-Reclaimer No. 2
    Ship loader No. 1
    Dust control system
    Equipment upgrade according to the health and safety standards.

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