IOC Parallel Ore Delivery System - Labrador City, Newfoundland
In May of 2010, as part of the IOC's expansion program, Construction Kiewit Cie, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, was awarded the contract to provide concrete construction and roadway services for Iron Ore Company's Labrador Mine new Parallel Ore Delivery System (PODS). Kiewit is responsible for the construction of numerous concrete foundations such as for the conveyor foundations (bents), the new crusher foundation, for the ore barn conveyor structural steel support towers. These towers require the sinking of complex micro-piles 60 to 90 feet deep (40 feet in rock).
Kiewit is also responsible for the PODS 6 kilometer road construction including clearing and grubbing, overburden removal, excavation, rock blasting, crushing, screening, hauling and placing of fill materials to obtain grading requirements. The road goes through the City of Labrador's water source and watershed where Kiewit has taken multiple measures to prevent potential hazards.