Quebec's rail expert working with Labrador Iron Mines
MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of CANARAIL, Miguel
Valero, is pleased to announce the recent signature of a contract with
the mining company Labrador Iron Mines (LIM). As part of this technical
mandate, CANARAIL will put its expertise to work at improving and
optimizing LIM's current onsite transport solutions. This contract for
upgrading LIM's current railways reinforces the strong and trusting
relationship between the companies for years to come. CANARAIL will
therefore be playing a major role in this mining project near
Schefferville in Northern Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mining cargo rail transport is one of CANARAIL's strategic orientations;
rail transport is the most cost-effective way to move large quantities
of minerals and ore to larger deep water sea ports. Amid increasing
international competition and a sensitive economic context, companies
are constantly seeking ways to reduce operating costs and optimize
their current assets.
"Global demand for natural resources allows CANARAIL to pursue an
accelerated pace for growth. More and more mining companies around the
world are using our services to develop railway services; they know
that our solutions can bring a direct benefit their profitability,"
said Mr. Valero.
CANARAIL possesses a unique expertise in rail transport; for over 20
years the company's experts, engineers and specialized consultants have
participated in projects in extreme locations in some of the planet's
most isolated areas. Whether the project is in the Saudi Arabian
desert, Mongolia's icy steppes, or Baffin Island's arctic tundra,
CANARAIL's teams have succeeded where others have failed.
"From the very start, we have been convinced that this project is a
perfect fit for CANARAIL. No matter what conditions we work in, our
role is to provide our customers with solutions that meet their needs
and allow them to reach their business objectives quickly and
successfully," added Mr. Valero.
ABOUT CANARAIL, MEMBER OF THE SYSTRA GROUP
Founded in 1991, CANARAIL is a Quebec-based consulting firm that
specializes in rail transport in mining, freight, and urban domains.
Known for its expertise in feasibility studies, consulting, and the
design and construction of major projects, the company also benefits
from the synergies with its shareholder, the French group SYSTRA, one
of the world's largest rail consortiums. Over the last 21 years,
CANARAIL has participated in over 500 projects in Canada, the Middle
East, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, Europe, and Latin
America. CANARAIL is headquartered in Montreal with 55 employees, and
calls on dozens of contracted consultants internationally.
For further information:
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Tel. : 514-845-7060