Name of the project /

Project to Deploy Two Wind Turbines with a Battery Energy Storage System at the Nunavik Nickel Mine, by Tugliq Energy in partnership with Canadian Royalties Inc.

Project to Deploy Two Wind Turbines with a Battery Energy Storage System at the Nunavik Nickel Mine, by Tugliq Energy in partnership with Canadian Royalties Inc.
Proponent /
Tugliq Energy SARF and Canadian Royalties inc.
Expected date of construction /
2022-2023
Community /
Kangiqsujuaq
Location /
The selected turbines are 80 m high and their blade length is 40 m. When a blade is oriented vertically, the maximum height of the wind turbine is 120 m. The project also includes the construction of two foundation pads (100 m x 100 m) to avoid permafrost settlement and an access road (of approximately 2 km).

Affected area

The project is located on Class III lands near the Expo mining complex

Step of the procedure /

Project submission
Evaluation
Preparation of impact study
Review and public participation
Decision and authorization

Decision

Guidelines for the impact study (courtesy translation)

Decision pdf 875 KB

Description

The project consists of the installation of two 3 MW wind turbines for a maximum power of 6 MW. The two wind turbines selected are of the same model (Enercon E-82) as those currently in service at the Raglan mine. The project also includes the construction of two foundation pads (100 m x 100 m) to avoid permafrost settlement and an access road (of approximately 2 km).

The selected turbines are 80 m high and their blade length is 40 m. When a blade is oriented vertically, the maximum height of the wind turbine is 120 m.

Each wind turbine is anchored on a foundation pad with 12 piles of about 8-m deep into which reinforced concrete will be poured to a depth of about 15 m. The base of the mast has a 4-m diameter and the base of the foundation has a 10-m diameter.

The objective is to allow Canadian Royalties Inc. to reduce the costs and impacts related to the use of fossil fuels. More specifically, it seeks to reduce the quantity of diesel used in all of its operations, thus avoiding the combustion of 5 ML/year of diesel and preventing the emission of 14,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year in greenhouse gas emissions.