Dredging in the Bay of Sept-Iles
Sept-Iles, August 8, 2012 – Last week Ocean Dredging DSM Inc. began dredging in the Bay of Sept-Iles near the Cliffs Wabush platform at Pointe-Noire. This is the first step in a 20-month project to build a multi-user wharf capable of accommodating larger ore carriers.
This $220 million project represents a new phase in the port’s development. Ocean Dredging DSM Inc. will spend 60 days dredging 400,000 m3 of sediment to a depth of 21 metres in an area which is currently an average of 15 m deep. The dredging will allow the new facilities to accommodate ore carriers of over 200,000 tons, known as Capesize ships, and eventually “Chinamax” ships weighing in at more than 300,000 tons.