Ring of Fire developer hires rail experts for corridor study – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – July 27, 2016)


KWG Resources has signed on CANARAIL Consultants to conduct a rail feasibility study for the Ring of Fire and for its development partners, China Railway First Survey & Design Institute.

Quebec-based CANARAIL provides consulting and engineering services for mining and freight railways, and has worked on projects on every major continent. According to KWG, it worked on a feasibility study for a mining railway in northern Quebec under Plan Nord, and has refurbished rail cars in the Rocky Mountaineer fleet.

“CANARAIL benefits from the unique expertise that it has gained in providing similar services to other mining interests either here in Canada or abroad”, said KWG President Frank Smeenk in a July 27 news release.

“CANARAIL’s knowledge of current materials and services pricing in Canada plus what it takes to design and build a mining railway while complying with local environmental, social and other applicable standards will prove to be of great assistance in facilitating and expediting completion of the feasibility study proposed by (China Railway).”

Last November, KWG announced a three-year agreement with China Railway First Survey and Design Institute to study KWG’s long-standing plans for an ore-haul railway into the James Bay region to haul out chromite for processing.

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