Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: Quebec North Shore & Labrador RR wins Quebec Transport prize

QUEBEC – Iron Ore Company of Canada won the grand prize in the railway transport category for its interactive database project for geotechnical risk management. The award was made in Montreal at Quebec’s Transport Excellence Awards gala earlier this week.

The Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway’s geotechnical risk database is a winner. Credit: Iron Ore Company of Canada.

IOC began developing the database in 2015, and the company implemented it in March 2017. Since then the company has been able to anticipate and prevent dangerous events caused by erosion and/or extreme weather. This has been a boon to safety. The geotechnical risk management system is an array of slope stability and rock fall detection systems each tailored according to the specific conditions along the 420-km Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway.

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