Exacting schedule in the far north: McKeil Marine was contracted by Vale Canada to support the expansion of their nickel mine in Voisey’s Bay, NL, a remote site halfway up the coast of Labrador.
Our ability to maintain a rigid schedule while facing inclement weather with a highly varied cargo mix resulted in Vale awarding us three consecutive one-year contracts.
Customer: Vale Canada
Location: Voisey’s Bay, NL
Date: 2018 to 2020
The Challenge: Transport varied construction cargo from Great Lakes-St. Lawrence ports to Voisey’s Bay, keeping to a rigid schedule so as not to interfere with the mine’s main supply vessel, despite challenging weather and a short shipping season on the Labrador Sea.
Our Solution: Employ our highly versatile tug-and-barge units and skilled crew who were able to manage 75-knot winds and 8-metre seas while maintaining schedules and safety standards.
Gear: Beverly M, Jarrett M, Leonard M, Lois M, Niagara Spirit, MM Newfoundland and Nunavut Spirit.
Services: Consultation & Planning, Project Cargo