Location

Labrador City, NL

Completion Date

2012

Tonnage

850

EPC

Bechtel

Owner

Rio Tinto IOC

RioTinto IOC, Iron Ore Expansion

IOC is the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in Canada the company operates a mine, concentrator and a pelletizing plant in Labrador City, NL, port facilities in Sept-Îles, QC and a 418-km railroad that links the mine to the port.

 

The $500 million expansion provides 4,000,000 tons of increased concentrate capacity per year. It comprises of an overland conveyor to remove bottlenecks in the current ore delivery system, a fourth grinding mill, and associated mine and rail equipment.

 

Supermétal's contract through Bechtel, Montreal, incorporated design assist, fabricate, paint and installation of the cantilever towers supporting a new conveyor system that was launched into the structure to minimze the impact on the existing Ore Storage facility.