Pointe-aux-Basques wharf modernization project at the Port of Sept-Îles

The current state of Pointe-aux-Basques wharf at the Port of Sept-Îles requires immediate action, given the age of the infrastructure. The work mainly consists of installing a new curtain wall (sheet pile) in front of the existing wharf over a length of approximately 220 meters, replacing the upper tie rods, improving the defense and mooring system and redesigning the surface of the terminal. These improvements will make it possible to develop the offer in transit of goods by improving the carrying capacity which will be greatly increased at the terminal. The project also includes upgrading of drainage pipes in anticipation of climate change, with the addition of a runoff treatment system. This modernization will secure the infrastructure that is currently under significant usage restrictions. The useful life of the infrastructure is almost reached (95% and more).

Latest update

April 27, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of determination - April 8, 2020


Irene Koutsimanis
Environmental Assessment - Quebec region
Évaluation environnementale Région du Québec, Administrative assistant
700 place Leigh-Capreol
Dorval, Quebec H4Y 1G7
Telephone: 514-633-2916
Fax: 514-633-3250
Email: aea-eaa@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Pointe-aux-Basques (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Sept-Îles Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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