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SNC-Lavalin lands Voisey’s Bay contract

Voisey's Bay, Labrador -- BAE-Newplan Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin has already s...


Industry

July 21, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Voisey’s Bay, Labrador — BAE-Newplan Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin has already started doing engineering and construction management for a new mine and related facilities at Voisey’s Bay in Labrador, a site which is reputed to have huge nickel and other mineral deposits.

The contract with Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company/Inco was won after SNC did a feasibility study done earlier this year. Construction involves an open pit mine, concentrator and port facilities. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.

SNC-Lavalin project manager Don Holley says that the firm is committed to “solutions which meet the challenges of remote site construction in a sub-Arctic climate, and at the same time [it] promotes cooperation between Aboriginal Peoples, the private sector and various government departments.”

Diamond Fields, the company that funded the two prospectors who made the Voisey’s Bay discovery, announced the discovery of a major nickel-copper-cobalt sulphide ore body in 1994. By July 1995, drilling had defined 31.7 million tons of ore

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