Baffinland sealift cargo delivered for iron mine
Construction to continue through 2014
Baffinland has finished its 2013 sealift, delivering 32,700 tonnes of cargo and more than 30 million litres of fuel for construction of its Mary River iron ore mine.
Nine cargo ships and three fuel vessels delivered the supplies, which were unloaded at the Milne Inlet port site.
Part of the supplies will be driven to the mine site, about 100 kilometres away.
last month signed the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.
Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping and Nunavut Sealink and Supply were involved in the sealift. The total value of the sealift contracts is estimated at $60 million.
The iron-ore mine is the largest mining project to date in Nunavut. Baffinland expects construction to continue through 2013 and into the 2014 winter season. The company plans to extract between 18 and 30 million tonnes of ore per year, starting in 2015.