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Case Study

Kami iron ore project

colorful ore from mining

Alderon plans to initially move 8 million metric tonnes of iron ore concentrate per year by rail from the proposed Kami Iron Ore Mine in Labrador to the Port of Sept-Îles facilities at Pointe-Noire, Québec.

The Situation  

The Kami Iron Ore property is located in the Labrador Trough and is surrounded by four other producing iron ore mines.  The concentrate storage area and load-out facility will be designed to store and transport the ore before shipping. A total of approximately 3 km of railway infrastructure (rail loop) will need to be constructed. Conveyors will carry the material from the storage yard to a common user shiploader provided by the Port of Sept-Îles.  

Our Approach

Advisian is providing EPCM services to produce 8 Mtpa of iron ore.  The scope of the project includes: mine infrastructure, beneficiation plant, power & utilities, tailings management, access roads, and railway and port facilities located at Sept-Illes.  As part of the scope of work, Advisian is providing engineering for a new concentrator plant.

Value Delivered

The project will utilize a conventional iron ore processing flowsheet consisting of primary grinding, gravity separation and magnetite recovery circuits. Project registration documents include a provision to increase planned production from 8Mtpa to 16Mtpa as part of a second phase expansion that may be evaluated in the future.