Feasibility study for Quebec-Labrador railway

by MM&D Online Staff

MONTREAL, Quebec—The Société ferroviaire du Nord Québécois has mandated CANARAIL to carry out a major feasibility study. CANARAIL was selected to realize the first phase of the feasibility study of a new 310 km long railway from Sept-Îles to the Labrador Trough. CANARAIL will act as the prime contractor for this study which will cover technical, economic and financial aspects. The final report is expected at the end of 2015.

CANARAIL has expertise in the field of rail transport, particularly in the mining and transport of heavy goods sectors. For the past twenty-five years, its team of professionals has been involved in many projects at the international level. In Canada, the study and design of a rail link as part of the Mary River mining project on Baffin Island, as well as the delivery, under an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) contract, of a section of 30 kilometres at the border of Quebec with Newfoundland and Labrador for the mining industry, are two examples amongst many others of CANARAIL ability to carry out studies of contemplated railway projects in the particularly rough conditions found in northern territories.