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Rail Development Feasibility Study for Kamistiatusset (Kami) Iron Ore Mine

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  • 25KM

    Rail Alignment

  • 16M

    Metric Tons Iron Ore

  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Developing rail alignment to transport 16 million tons of iron ore across rugged terrain

When Alderon Iron Ore Corp. was exploring the feasibility of developing a new iron ore mine in Western Labrador, Stantec conducted scoping level and feasibility level studies that would contribute to the preliminary economic assessment and technical report. The Kami Iron Ore Mine will produce up to 16 million metric tons of iron ore concentrate per year, which will be transported by rail to the Port of Sept-Iles in Quebec. Based on our work on this study, Alderon asked our rail team to meet a new challenge: develop a rail alignment in rugged terrain.

Using detailed surface geology, 3D-HD mapping, and geotechnical information our team developed a feasible rail alignment over 25 km of Canadian Shield terrain to link the mine location to the Quebec, North Shore, and Labrador Railway. The team also completed detailed rail traffic simulation of the existing 400 km rail route to the port at Sept-Iles to determine additional infrastructure requirements for the new traffic. Cross-functional collaboration with the other ongoing work was an important component of project execution. Continuous communication with our environmental and mining teams was essential throughout the project.

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Rick Lanyi, Senior Principal, Subsector Leader, Freight Rail

Railroading is a passion as well as a career. Our job is to keep trains moving safely, efficiently, and cost effectively—and we love doing just that.
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Bob MacLeod, Managing Principal, Environmental Remediation

Start every project by taking the time to clearly identify the client's needs and objectives so that you can provide practical solutions that support them and the local community.
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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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Rick Lanyi

Senior Principal, Subsector Leader, Freight Rail

Bob  MacLeod

Managing Principal, Environmental Remediation

Mark Shrimpton

Principal, Socio-Economic Services

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