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Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine Railway

Supporting a new rail line construction in Labrador West

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  • Quebec


Ensuring long term access to Labrador's valuable resources

Located in eastern Quebec near the border with Labrador, the Bloom Lake Iron Ore mine is an open pit mine generating up to eight million metric tonnes of concentrate per year. In operation since 2010, the mine ships concentrate to port facilities via railway.

To support the new rail line development, we completed field investigations, including a test pit investigation along the main rail line. We also completed borehole investigations at bridge locations along the existing Wabush Mines haul road and carried out geological mapping and exploratory test pits for potential aggregate sources. We provided recommendations for railbed design, which addressed the use of geosynthetics, and completed slope stability analysis for embankment cut slopes and embankments over muskeg. We also provided geotechnical recommendations for pile foundations at the bridge locations. We completed an environmental assessment for river and stream crossings and developed a quality control program for the railway construction period.

We met a demanding project schedule with a team of Stantec professionals across our St. John’s, Goose Bay, Montreal, Fredericton, and Dartmouth offices.

Meet Our Team

Lorne Boone, Principal, Environmental Services

Helping clients achieve success while following my passion for geology and geotechnical engineering is a rewarding combination.
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Paul Deering, Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

I’m motivated to partner with my clients, understand their needs, and contribute towards a stronger community—one project at a time.
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Mark Shrimpton, Principal, Socio-Economic Services

My job is to work with clients to understand and articulate their socioeconomic requirements, making sure there is a balanced consideration of both positive and adverse potential impacts.
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Lorne Boone

Principal, Environmental Services

Paul Deering

Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

Mark Shrimpton

Principal, Socio-Economic Services

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