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Bird awarded heavy civil job at Quebec iron ore mine

Bird awarded heavy civil job at Quebec iron ore mine

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Bird Construction Inc. recently announced it has been selected as the successful proponent to upgrade a dam at the Bloom Lake Mine in Fermont, northern Quebec.

The project is called the Coarse Tailing Dam Raise and the owner is Quebec Iron Ore (QIO), a subsidiary of Champion Iron Limited, stated a release.

The scope of work consists of raising a tailing dam, constructing a rockfill berm and constructing a 1.3 kilometre collecting ditch. The scope also includes the construction of close to four kilometres of access roads and the construction of a new dike which will require rock injection and an emergency spillway.

An estimated total of 635,000 cubic metres of tailing sand, 164,000 cubic metres of excavation and 200,000 cubic metres of backfill will be moved to complete the project.

The Bloom Lake Mine, which produces high-grade iron ore and is one of the five largest iron ore mines in Canada, was successfully recommissioned in February 2018, with a phase two expansion commissioned in late 2022.

Iron ore is the primary input for steel making, with steel being one of the raw materials essential for low-carbon technologies, Bird stated.

“Bird is pleased to be selected to work for QIO at this significant mineral mine. We continue to see increased demand for our self-perform capabilities in the mining sector and this strategically important award positions us with a new client and opens the door for potential multi-year opportunities in the coming years,” stated Bird CEO Teri McKibbon in a statement.

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