Name of the project

Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project


Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation



Step of the procedure


The project aims to produce 10 to 20 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate per year over a period of approximately 48 years. The ore would be extracted from ten open pits located along Lake Ford Lake at Red Dog and Red Dog River. The main facilities and infrastructures of the project are:

  • waste rock piles;
  • a tailings site;
  • a concentrator;
  • a concentrate pipeline of approximately 21 km long;
  • a drying plant;
  • a port complex which includes a 330 meters long wharf to load the ore to ships that would be in operation 365 days a year, a dock for tug boats, a commercial wharf, a jetty, a conveyor and ship loading equipment;
  • a work camp to accommodate 650 to 1400 people;
  • a network of roads connecting in particular the mine site to the work camp and the mine site to the port complex;
  • service buildings;
  • an extension of the Aupaluk landing strip.

Depending on the volume of production of iron ore concentrate, there could be between 56 and 111 ship expeditions per year.

The electricity needs for the project is estimated at approximately 250 to 300 MW.


No construction calendar is available.

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