Alderon Iron Ore's Kami mine project in Labrador has yet to be released from environmental assessment, but the company continues to get its ducks in a row while the environmental review is completed.
WorleyParsons Canada holds the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for Alderon's Kami mine and has been issuing calls for companies interested in and capable of working various, necessary subcontracts for the mine's construction.
Kami mine project area. — Map courtesy of Alderon website
The latest is a call related to mass earth works, tied to development of a terminal at Pointe-Noire, at Sept-Iles, Que.
The call issued Dec. 30, closes Jan. 13. It will result in a shortlist of qualified contractors who may then bid on the work.
The contract is expected to include the removal of topsoil, blasting and excavation of about 700,000 cubic metres of rock, with a quantity of rock to be stockpiled for use, according to an online posting.
The potential contractors are expected to be asked for quotes in mid-February, with a contract award in April.
"The work will have to start in May and be completed at the end of October 2014," the post states.
It follows other recent calls, including one for companies interested in the supply of temporary mine site buildings and medical services.
A listing of procurement opportunities is available through the Alderon website.
All of the mine work is still subject to regulatory approval.